3 Ways Your Life is Like a Toilet

Life is Like A Toilet:  sometimes you just have to flush


Life is like a toilet.  Sometimes you just have to flush.

I had this great insight into life today while I was on my hand and knees scrubbing the throne.  It’s amazing the things you think about when your hands are busy completing mindless tasks.  Ok, sometimes it’s downright scary where your mind roams, or maybe that’s just my mind, but lately, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about our toilet.

We have two children who like to use a lot of toilet paper and one tiny, extremely old pipe that accepts these gifts.  The combination is not good and I think bad thoughts every time I’m on the pumping end of a plunger.  Not that I’m ever on the other end, thank God.  I don’t even want to think about such a medical procedure.

Our lives are convoluted.  Sometimes they are really fabulous, full of love, and overflowing with blessings; however, there are times when life is one overstuffed wad of problems.

Our life is like a toilet.

3 Ways Your Life is Like A Toilet


Gets Rid of Waste

Your toilet gets rid of waste.  That is the sole function of the shiny, white (or avocado if you have a house built in the 70′s) bowl in your bathroom.

My friends, there are times in life when you need to use the toilet and get rid of some waste.  I’m not talking about #2 kind of waste; I’m talking about the junk built up in your life – destructive habits, stinkin’ thinkin’, bad friends, fear of the future, anger, bitterness, and all the other waste you carry around each day.

Your life is like a toilet, take a moment to get rid of the waste and then be sure to flush.  We don’t want any lingering odors of destructive thinking, behaviors, or friends.


Needs Constant Maintenance

My toilet needs constant maintenance.  I despise that.

It wouldn’t be so bad if I only had to bleach the bowl down once in my life, or maybe even once a month, but my toilet needs constant maintenance.  If you have little boys, maintenance becomes an all-consuming task.  I mean, you don’t want anyone to think they’ve stumbled into a dingy gas station restroom when they enter your bathroom, so you spray and scrub and disinfect.  Then you repeat as often as necessary.

Like your toilet, your life needs constant maintenance.

You get dirty.  Some of your dirt is picked up as you walk you through life each day.  Some of it is the stain of your own sin, and a little of your dirt was thrown on you by other people.

Scrub up!

You need maintenance physically, spiritually, psychologically, and practically.  Every single day.  Don’t neglect yourself or one day you’ll look in the mirror and see a whole bunch of caked on grime.


Greets You Fresh Every Morning

If you’re anything like me, the first place you visit in the morning is the bathroom.  If your bladder has been on this earth for a while or if you’ve birthed a couple of babies, you might find yourself running to the bathroom each morning.

Each day, the toilet is one of your first bits of comfort.  Sure, the seat may be a bit chilly, but it’s always there waiting to relieve your discomfort.

My friends, you get a new shot at life every single morning.

The new day is there to greet you and ease your discomfort in life.  You’ve got a new day ahead of you.  What will you do with it?

Don’t take life for granted.  We are not promised tomorrow.

Get up and live the abundant life you were created to live.  Don’t despise the morning (this coming from someone who forgets her own name when it’s too early in the day).  While you still have breath, you have hope.  Live your life.


Your life is more like a toilet than you think.

Just remember, sometimes you need to flush!

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  1. yes!!!! (except please don’t use bleach on your toilet. I promise vinegar could have it smelling awesome. check out the video on the sidebar of my blog for the recipe i use on my toilet.)

  2. What great thoughts about such a lowly but necessary receptacle!

  3. Lol!! That is some profound toilet talk!! You’re absolutely right! I wrote a post last week about the need to purge our lives every so often. I’ve been purging so much recently my husband is starting to get a little nervous! :-) I told him he was safe, for the time being. :-)

  4. Natasha says:

    I wonder how come such deep thoughts don’t visit me when I’m scrubbing the porcelain throne each Saturday. From now on I’ll be thinking about this every time I’m cleaning the house.

  5. Love this! Can’t wait for the shower lesson…

  6. Love it. The constant maintenance hit home for me. That’s the one I definitely neglect (ahem, I won’t say if I’m speaking of the actual toilet or figurative toilet of my person/life). This made me smile, but also think. Ah, another thing about toilets…a thinking spot. ;)

  7. See? SEE? I told you scrubbing your own toilet provides perspective and time to think!

  8. Love your toilet lesson! And since I need to use the toilet everyday, I will always be reminded to clean and flush and start anew.

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