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At The Laundromat

I am finding myself at the Laundromat a lot these days. My dryer died recently and with a family of five that means a lot of wet clothes. Since it may take a while before I can get a new dryer I am making the best of things. It can be pretty nice to be at the Laundromat. I get to meet and talk to some pretty wonderful human beings. When I am alone there I get to sit by the small space heater, read a book, and just enjoy the quiet. I even take the time to be thankful that I have a Laundromat to go to and am not washing my clothes in a river and drying them on a rock.

I guess when life hands you a lemon you make lemonade and when life hands you a broken dryer you go to the Laundromat. I know that some people may smirk at this, but it is the truth. What would be the use of screaming, grouching, and complaining about my broken dryer day after day? It would only drain my joy and make me sick inside. I would still have to go to the Laundromat anyway. Why not go with a smile on my face then? Why not enjoy the nice company of the people there? Why not take pleasure in the quiet times when I am alone there? Why not be thankful that I have such a place to go to keep my clothes clean?

Life you see consists of thousands of choices that we make each day. These choices affect what we think, what we feel, and what we do. If we make these choices for happiness then we will be happy. If we make these choices for misery then we will be miserable. Why not choose happiness? Why not decide to be positive? Why not make the choice to live in love and share it with the world? Why not revel in the joy of being alive? Why not dwell in oneness with God at work, at home, or even at the Laundromat?

� Joseph J. Mazzella