There are a lot of things going on in the world right now that make me unhappy. To combat those problems, I’ve started volunteering and donating more, but that doesn’t do a lot to combat depression. However, I do find great joy in some peculiar little things, and I thought I’d start sharing them with you.
Hanging Wet Laundry Outside to Dry
I enjoy this on so many levels:
Pro-Environment! I’m using solar and wind power to dry my clothes. It is free. It is healthy. It is good for the planet.
Fresh Scent! I love how clothes smell when they have dried outside.
Stain Remover! Sunlight is an environmentally-friendly, chemical-free stain remover, mostly for food-based stains like tomato. (My mom told me this, so it must be true.)
Kills Germs! Sunlight kills germs. (I read this on the internet, so probably not true.)
Offend Conservative Neighbors! I don’t know for sure that my neighbors hate seeing laundry hanging in the open one yard over, but I suspect they cringe whenever they see me walk outside with my laundry basket and clothespins. Because drying clothes outside is free, only poor people and tree-hugging liberals do it in America. I imagine my neighbors find me a blight on the community. When we bought the house, they told me they were grateful a white family had bought it, as they’d seen some not white people looking at the house. Ha! Take that racist *expletive* neighbors!
Oops. I left my happy place, thinking about my neighbors.
Coffee. Coffee also makes me happy. Look for a blog post in the next bit about coffee. Do you have peculiar little things that make you happy? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.