One of my accomplishments from college I’m pretty proud of: I can now clean hair out of the shower drain without gagging. This is big, folks. It probably took a semester, but I can do it now, perhaps even while smiling.
I’m making a difference in my dorm, one shower at a time.
But, really, I think it does make the world a better place that I take the time to do that. It’s so easy to forget that my actions have a ripple effect. Will you just humor me and imagine a little scenario with me?
Y’all are so obliging.
Because I cleaned out the shower drain today, someone else will see the absence of hair later today. It might just make them a little bit more prone to shower than they usually are. Then, because they smell so good, they will make their roommate so happy that they will walk around with a smile on their face for the rest of the day. Then they’ll smile at someone who has had a really rough day. And it’ll be a real smile, enough to lift that person up just a bit.
I practically just made someone’s day.
That’s not all I’ve learned during this year at college, but it’s definitely a life skill that I treasure.