Keeping it fresh

This morning I woke up to a beautiful day.  The sun was lightly streaming through my windows, casting a crisp light across my wooden floors.  I love having the apartment to myself.  My roommates are generally gone about an hour before I get up.  I went through my usual morning routine of shutting off my alarm, wandering around in a daze for a few minutes as I remembered where the kitchen was, and having my morning cup of coffee.  As I turned on the electric kettle and waited for my water to boil, I poured myself a bowl of cereal.  When my coffee was ready and I retrieved the milk for both my cereal and my coffee, I realized that something was amiss.

Towards the back of the refrigerator was a mass of rotting carrots.

Okay, I know that we guys aren’t always the cleanest people to live with, but I think this is a simple matter to take care of.  I mean, the trash can is like three feet from the fridge!

So, what did I do?  Was I the moral hero of the story?  Was I the good roommate looking out for the health safety of all who live in this flat?

Nope.  He will deal with his own mess, it is morning, and I haven’t had my coffee yet.  I closed the door, and not a single care was given.

So, what is the point of this story?  Don’t we all have to deal with someone else’s junk invading our own space at some point in our lives?

There is nothing incredible about this story.  It simply reminded me to keep things fresh in my life and throw out what is no good any longer.  There are plenty of ways to save things (either edible or spiritual) to be enjoyed later, or to take care of them so they are still good now.  And sometimes, we just need to take a look at our lives and see what is good, what needs freshening up, or what needs to be thrown away.

Simple as that.  So, what things do you need to look at in your own life?  What do you need to do to keep it fresh?

I hope you have a great day!