The Blessing of a Garbage Can

When I visited my friends Tito and Cynthia in Florida, once a week there was a beautiful sight. This one!

Lined up at the curb were these matching garbage cans. There are so many things we take for granted. Like this one—to have somebody collect our garbage. I have lived in places where it was not something to take for granted. And it was no fun when garbage would line the streets because the collectors were on strike. Especially when that happened in the summer. That was NOT a beautiful sight.

One day when I took one of my bike-rides in my neighborhood I observed the “freedom of choice” we have. Here is a collage of some of the garbage cans used where I live.

There are even more options. The company that I use for my garbage collection offers the option of buying garbage bags to fill up and put at the curb at my discretion. Since I live by myself and don’t spend all my time here it works perfectly. It costs me one fourth of the regular price.

Why am I talking about garbage cans? Maybe because I am doing the spring cleaning. Correction: I have someone doing the cleaning and I’m giving the orders! I praise the Lord I found a lady who could help me. We had a great time today and it was fun to have someone to eat lunch together with. We tackled the kitchen and the pantry. Tomorrow the garage is getting a cleaning.

I just thought I’d pass on one more reason to be thankful—that somebody collects our garbage!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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