Saturday, January 12, 2013
Scritch Be Gone
What do you do when you're feeling scritchy? You get that tightly wound feeling because you're going through that junk drawer filled with memories of loved ones gone. If you're like a very special cousin who inspired today's story, you rely on your loved ones to ease your pain with a handful of "just because" roses.
My cousin's FB post early this morning jogged my memory about a high school day when I was feeling scritchy and a generous lady who was busy raising three tiny tots handed over a fistful of "just because" Ben Franklins to my mother. Just because of her kindness, our family avoided homelessness. These special people don't belong in junk drawers -- they need to live in our hearts.
Thank you, cousin, for sharing a moment today and for encouraging your friends to have their uneases eased. I promise to vanquish my scritch today. The only time I will allow a scritch to return is when I need an ace scrabble word. For now, I follow your lead and say, "scritch be gone!"