Do you have one of these?
No – not a door. The gadget in front of the door. A Shark. Its a mop. Ya, this blog is sort of about mopping.
I used to despise mopping. It was my least favorite chore. I would rather eat a sock than mop. Well…, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but mopping was the last chore to ever get done at my house. I whistle while I scrub the toilets. I sing while I dust. I smile as the vacuum and I dance around the house. But I don’t whistle, sing or smile when I mop.
I wouldn’t dream of clicking while mopping. That would be a travishamockery.
About four months ago I was walking through WalMart, unaware that my life was about to change forever, when the end cap called to me. “Look over here, Hilary.” And I did. Before my eyes was the most beautiful piece of boxed plastic I had ever come across. I picked it up and put it in my cart.
The Shark and I have been besties ever since. We love being together. I can hardly believe I am saying these words, but…I actually LOVE mopping now.
I even took my Shark to church yesterday. No lie. It was part of an object lesson. I told my Relief Society friends about how I used to feel about mopping and how I feel now. Then, I explained that just like there were chores that I don’t like, there are qualities I don’t like about myself – things I wish I could change. Things I wish were different about me.
I told them how the Atonement has helped me change those unlikeable quirks. Even some of my greatest weaknesses are on their way to becoming strengths. The Savior has helped me change. He has taken parts of my personality that were lacking, and helped me become better – more like Him.
I am so grateful for the Atonement. I am grateful that we can change because of Him.
And…I’m grateful for clean floors.
Blog to you soon,