My family think I owe you all an update on the toilet roll saga. Prepare yourselves for comedy over a deeply spiritual post…
So I’ve been faithfully writing quotes and Bible verses for about 5 months now.
The change is quite funny.
Let’s see, in the past few months I have caught myself…
…grabbing empty toilet rolls OUT OF THE RECYCLING because I had a great quote I wanted to share and everyone had been so good at putting them (the tubes) in the bin!!
…writing on tubes my parents brought specifically from their en-suite so I could ‘versify’ them.
…wishing someone would leave one so I could write on it…
Quite a difference from the previous toilet roll monster.
It’s become a family joke.
And honestly, it really doesn’t bother me anymore.
What was a way to channel exasperation has become a way to drop a bit of encouragement into my family’s lives.
Cutting out a bad habit without replacing it with a good is dangerous. Read what Jesus says of a clean but empty room. Sheer willpower did not win this battle. Turning what was a place of cursing into a place of showering encouragement – that was beyond me. But we have access to the power that enables us to do that! We can win these battles – with some definite aid from the Holy Spirit!
I may write on toilet rolls for the rest of my life just to remind myself that small annoyances are really that: small. And my attitude is often the biggest problem.
My biggest question now: is it polite to do it on someone else’s house?! Thoughts???