Why on Earth Do I Use Cloth Napkins Everyday?!

Yeah, I know…….you get asked that question every day too!  Actually, I’ve been asked that several times lately, and friends might look at me strangely and act like I’m kinda crazy to create more laundry and possibly ironing (no on the second one!).  But, yes I do use cloth napkins everyday but only for supper time. (Disclaimer:  My sweet Mother would maybe disagree with me on this.  While she taught us to embroider, cook, clean house, can and iron, she was born in the Depression era and went more with the motto – save the best for company.  In her later years, though, she saw her family as her company and started using her best china for us).

You see, I read a book almost 30 years ago that was really about waiting for the best God has for us single ladies.  It was very relevant to me at the time because I was recently divorced with a pre-teen and a teenage daughter,  and I was searching for that truth for the three of us. The book was Lady in Waiting,  by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones.  The authors encourage us to take advantage of the waiting process and use it to become a woman of devotion, faith, and conviction.


Those of you who know me well know that my life took a different turn while waiting – one I’m more than thankful for – but another thing that “took” from that book was to use the best things every day instead of waiting for “some” day!

While the authors had deeper more spiritual ideas in mind…. and it’s been a long time since I actually read it ….and my idea of waiting has changed drastically, I took their advice and started using my best dishes for every day, stopped waiting and saving them for some day in the future…….and I pulled out my cloth napkins.

If you’re waiting for some day, I hope you’ll pull out those cloth napkins too!


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