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It Makes Me Feel Good

Story ID:8854
Written by:Michael Timothy Smith (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Caldwell ID USA
Year:2013
Person:All of us
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It Makes Me Feel Good



It's a man's job in our house/apartment the regular changing of the air filters
in our car and in the heating/air conditioning units are my jobs. It's easy and sometimes
messy.

I changed the filter to our heating/air conditioning unit. The input was coated in
black and grey filth.

I pulled out my tool kit, opened the hood to my car's engine, ratcheted the bolts
securing my air filter off, lifted the rectangular filter lid and pulled the filter from its
housing. It was the same as the other filter black on the input side.

It was blocked with filth.

I thought about my mind. It is the same, but needs no changing. My mind filters
the filth and sends it away. I don't have to change my mind for another. My mind
is a great filter. It receives information from many sources. Some are worth keeping
most are not.

Some minds collect the bad and clog. This allows them to collect even more
filth. The more filth they collect, the more inefficient they are. The good stuff can't
get through.

The more angst and evil I allow into my mind, the less good it will receive
and the less of a person I will be.

I've stopped focusing on the bad. I filter and send it away.

I let the good come through, because it makes me feel good.

Michael T. Smith