It must be the way that the sprinklers hit my car every morning or a large amount of dust forming from the construction next door… either way, my car just won’t stay clean.

Sometimes, humans feel that way.

Living in Southern California, the severe drought has brought along with it a string of strict, (albeit necessary) water regulations. For example, in my neighborhood, we are no longer permitted to wash our own cars. Now, it’s been that way for about a year, so I’ve gotten used to spending a couple of bucks at the car wash every other week… but it adds up! And then I forget. And then I just get lazy on the way home from being out and skip the car wash because I don’t feel like waiting in line… the list of excuses goes on and on.

In the end, my poor car just can’t seem to stay clean for very long on its own.

There are many things like this in life. We scrub ourselves clean of some mistakes we’ve made, rid ourselves of some bad habits… but then we fall back into the dirt. The key is to stand back up. Remind yourself why you cleaned yourself up in the first place. Be the best version of yourself.

You’re the only one who can make it happen.

– Jenni

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