Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sometimes You Need A Little Lift

"Dudn't it give you a lift?", when I mentioned her new kitchen towels. My mother-in-law, Vivian, emphatically stated, those words as she delightedly displayed and touched her new, "Tea Towels," as she called them, yes, "Tea Towels." I love it that I know some new words and expressions because of her.

Here I am 30 years later doing the same thing with drip bowls. "Drip bowls?" What are those? What dreary words for something simple that brings me a tiny spark of joy. Here they are...

Yep, my shiny aluminum rings that encase my stove elements. Such a small thing, but oh, by the end of canning season, it's time for a change, and yes, the new ones bring a spark of joy. The women from the last century always seemed to be buying hats. I guess that's what we women do when we need a little lift. We buy something small new to brighten our day. It's usually something inexpensive and somewhat needed. We replace an old item and for some reason it gives a little boost.
I am thankful for these tiny little perks that God let's me have, that I can afford. Oh, by the way, "Dudn't, according to the urban dictionary, means:  Oklahoma contraction, mixing didn't and doesn't, therefore covering both past and present tense jointly. I miss my dear mother-in-law. This month marks one year of her passing. I am thankful for her memory, but I miss her, and I am grateful that I will again see her some day. 

                               John 13:5
"After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him."
                          Blessings, Kathi


Willa Eklund said...

Someone asked me what a tea towel is. I told them a dish towel but that my family had always called them tea towels or t-towels (not sure which). At least now I know others call them tea towels, too.

Diwakar said...

Hello Kathi. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am glad to stop by your blog post and the ending verse you quoted from John 13:5 which is fitting. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 37 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work witih us during their vacation time. We would love to have young people as well as adults to come on a short term missions trip from your friends circle. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. My eamil id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.

Jyoti Singh said...

I like this beautiful Luxury bath towels. Please share the prices of these.


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