Enjoyment in Cleaning


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It was a Monday afternoon and Louise sat with her two friends listening to their complaints about chores.

” My mother made me do so much work! To dust the shelves, I had to take everything down. When the shelves were clean, I had to dust each object before replacing them on the shelf!” Heather complained.

“You’re lucky you only had to dust!” Rebecca exclaimed. “I had to clean the bathroom and wipe the dust from behind the toilet. It was disgusting!”

Louise listened quietly and wondered how her friends made cleaning sound so horrific.

Heather looked at Louise and asked, “So, what kind of chores did you have to do this weekend?”

Louise smiled and replied, ” I had a dance party with the vacuum first, then I spread sparkles to all the mirrors and windows. It was the best! I felt great after!”

Rebecca eyed her suspiciously and asked, “What do you mean by a dance party with the vacuum and spreading sparkles?”

Louise replied, “Well, because the vacuum is loud, I always put on music while I clear the space and turn it up to dance the vacuum in all the places that need cleaning. I love how windows and mirrors sparkle after getting wiped, so that’s what I mean by spreading sparkles.”

“Wow.” Heather said. “You make house chores sound like fun and you’re always unbothered.”

“Well, nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else, and I love knowing that I have the magic to make the dirt disappear. I make cleaning into a game so I can enjoy.”

Inspired by “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” -J.M. Barrie

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

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