My father-in-law often teaches me deeper lessons than he knows — like valuing money by picking up pennies, for example. Here’s another example of what I mean.
I took the freshly laundered socks from the washer and put them in the dryer. I closed the door, punched in the settings, and then hesitated.
A thought came to mind — something that happened months ago.
The Obvious Isn’t Always Common Sense
“Ronnie, now, when you put clothes in the dryer, just take one of these used fresheners — they’re clean still — and then pull out the lint catcher and wipe out the lint. Ok…? Just like that,” explained my father-in-law.
“Ok,” I said, but I was thinking, “Really? Come on, man, I’m 45 years old. I’m not an idiot.”
But today, doing the laundry, it dawned on me: Wow. What a great simple lesson that I had never learned before….