This is not an advertisement.
It's a metaphor.
And...if you know anything about me...you know I love a good metaphor.
Recently I gathered with some girlfriends for a ladies "power day".
We divided up the day and traveled to each other's houses and helped with projects.
We jumped in and did what was needed at each house. It was fun and productive (we removed wall paper in my bathroom....hooray!).
Anyway, I was introduced to this new tool. The scouring stick.
You see....I have hard, well water. In all of my toilets and sinks there are stains from the hard water that nothing will remove. Not even bleach.
This little scouring stick....got rid of it in less than 5 minutes.
I have struggled with a strategy for over 10 years....and in less than 5 minutes, it's no longer a struggle or a problem.
So, it got me thinking.....
How often are we trying to solve a problem alone or with the wrong tool?
Perhaps if we are open, our struggles and challenges can be erased when we least expect it.
Maybe through support from a friend or colleague.
Maybe with a new tool.
I had no idea how easy it could be...and it's oh so satisfying :)