For the past few days, I can’t open my desktop PC. I’ve tried to boot and reboot the machine to no avail. Since I do not know much about hardwares I asked my brother to inspect the CPU. I requested him to replace the power supply during his free time. After disconnecting the cables I brought him the CPU with a screw.
After several minutes, he called me. He wanted me to look at it before doing anything. And to my surprise, I saw heaps of dirt and dust! It seems like the alien dirts are trying to invade my computer! Haha... ‘Pwede na pala akong magtanim ng kamote sa loob! ’ (I can even plant sweet potato there! - that's our usual expression when it comes to dirt). It might not be the problem but I did some cleaning anyway.
I’ m no expert with hardwares but I think it’s not an excuse to take dusting for granted. Somehow it gave me something to ponder that day. More often people would ignore minor things in our lives. It could be related to lifestyle, health and thinking patterns. As much as we don’t want unnecessary ‘dirt’ or unexpected trouble, we could possibly prevented these things if we make time and attend to minor distractions like cleaning, exercising, reading etc.
And speaking of cleaning, the other night I also tried dusting off my old notes and journal. I scanned its pages. There I wrote reminders, inspiring quotes, bible verses, and uplifting messages. Ahh, those are ‘minor things’ which I do ignore nowadays too. Then I started reading and re-considered the lessons by heart. Perhaps it’s really good to be aware of the ‘dirt and dust’ in our minds and then get rid of them as soon as we can.
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|My watch, a brush for dusting and my brother’s dumbbell|
Take the time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit.
~1 Timothy 4:7
~1 Timothy 4:7