Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I tried to buy elbow grease!

As a child my mother frequently sent me to the drug store to purchase household supplies. One day as she was leaving to go to work, she gave me instructions to go see Mr. Bidgood and get some cleaning supplies, and she said, "Make sure you get some elbow grease!" 

Off I went to the drugstore. I collected everything and looked everywhere for that elbow grease - being about 15, I was really frustrated as I had a timeline to get my work completed. Finally, I went up to the counter and told Mr. Bidgood of my plight. He started laughing and his laughing escalated into a roar... eventually he told me that I had all of the supplies that I needed to clean. I repeated my mother's strict instructions which induced his laughter, once again. He nodded his head and said, "Glenda, all those cleaning supplies won't work unless you use elbow grease - and elbow grease means action."

As a metaphor... What in your life needs elbow grease?

I wish you a wonderful day!

Smiles to you ... Glenda 


  1. Great story! Your Mom had a good sense of humor! : )

  2. Thank you Joan! Your comment makes me smile... Happy day to you!