Dirt and Dust

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.

the lamp burns bright
background image: morguefile.com
barbell, timer and brush
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



16 comments:

Pao Kun said...

Even small things give great lessons no? :)

Phioxee said...

:-) tama! Minor things are usually ignored. Pero essential sya para mabuhay.

Ric LifeNCanvas said...

Yes, sometimes nga mas mahalaga pa ang maliliit o kahit na simpleng mga bagay o events na kapag pinagsama-sama ay lubos talagang nakapagpapasaya kapag naalala : )

jonathan said...

I always make it a point that I sweep the dry leaves in my garden at all four points of the house. I do believe in Feng Shui for the wind of luck might stop its track if it sees mess in my garden. So with the house, not that it is spotless, but things are in order.

This is great learning from something minute. A relevant post for everyone.

Rix said...

cute naman ng iapplication sa real life ahaha. hmmm siguro yan na din ang sakit ng keyboard ko kalkalin ko na nga ehehehe.

Aunt Mary said...

there is a point, nice post :)

Senyor Iskwater said...

akala ko you'll go deeper pa sa dirt and dust mentioning some of those na related sa life... literal na life and dust pala...

Agree naman ako na tama lang na we get rid of them ASAP

Balqis said...

It's so kind of you sharing this reminder. I agree with you. We shouldn't let the dirt and dust to accumulate in our lives.

MEcoy said...

as expected you always see the good at every scenario,
as for this agree naman ako
pati na din dun sa nasa last pic

Joy said...

Great reninder:)

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of myself , wala. Lang nakarelate lang ako ... :) i should clean myself from dirt and dust

KULAPITOT said...

Naging anonymous tuloy ung comment its kulapitot pala

Melanie Jean Juneau said...

I no nothing about computers and I am terrible with machine

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fiel-kun said...

Tomooh! dapat ang isang problema, inaagapan na agad habang maaga pa lang. Para hindi na lumala kapag napabayaan :))

Naku speaking of desktop pc, ilang months ko na rin pa lang hindi nalilinis yung CPU nya awts >_< etong lappy kase lagi ang gamit ko lol

Linis linis din pag may time ehehe!

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

At least once a year we should dust the old cobwebs off our hearts and minds and do a good revamp of our views, thought processes etc. There is nothing better than a clean mind with fresh ideas.
When we leave the small things alone, they always fester into big major problems, so yes, it's a good idea to dust things regularly.