Well, then call me CRAZY!
About a week ago I was telling some ladies how I was happy that I had been able to hang 5 loads of laundry on the line that day. One of my friends leaned over to another lady and said, “Is she feeling okay?!”
I laughed because I knew she was just joking. Not everyone is a laundry hanging fiend. But, I am!
I love how it gets me outside for 5-10 minutes in little spurts through out a busy day.
I love how the sun shines on my face and how the birds soothe my mind with their singing.
I love how when I’m out there pinning up the clothes, towels and sheets, God sends peace and quiet reassurance to my soul.
I love how laundry fresh off the line smells. I can bury my face in it, smelling fresh, clean air and warm, comforting sunshine.
Hanging up laundry, a blessing? You bet.
I know all about the benefits that can be listed of hanging up laundry like using less electricity and thus saving money and helping make a healthier earth.
But, honestly those aren’t the biggest pull for me. I do like the knowledge that I am lowering our electric bill and in return helping to reduce our bills.
But, that isn’t the main reason I do it.
I do it to feel closer to God. It’s in those moments I can savor the nearness of God. My God who comforts me, strengthens me, guides me and blesses me.
My God who meets me at the clothes line! He likes me being crazy like that!