The Cleaning Kids

The other day, my brother and I arrived at work (read more about my job here) and saw that one woman who works in the office had brought her little daughter. We’ve met the girl before, and she’s very cute! She didn’t want to talk to us, but we could hear her asking her mom questions about “the cleaning kids.”

“Where are the cleaning kids going now?”

Her mom said, “They have names – Aidan and Shae!” 

It made us laugh. That is a lot of what our job consists of! We clean. Everything. We’ve done anything from power washing houses, to cleaning buses inside and out, to cleaning up after construction workers, to washing old cabinets, to keeping the bus garage neat, and much more. I can see why we are called “the cleaning kids.”

We also wondered if that was the little girl’s name for us or if it was everyone’s name for us. Hmmm… 😉

Well, we’ve got a reputation as cleaning kids. I certainly don’t mind! I only hope we are also known as hard, thorough workers. I always try to do my best at my work, no matter what I am asked to do. I also always try to be a cheerful, smiling face to everyone at the office and the bus garage. I look for opportunities to talk about God whenever the situation arises.

I don’t always succeed! Sometimes, jobs are just unpleasant. Sometimes, I don’t know what to say when Christians don’t act the way they should or when non-Christians curse. But overall, I hope my reputation is that of someone trying to do God’s will.

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. – Proverbs 10:7

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. – Proverbs 22:1

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (KJV) 

What kind of reputation are you trying to build? 

What kind of reputation do you think you have?


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Lily Pierce says:

    Good analogy! 🙂 I hope I am a good influence on those around me.

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  2. vicklea says:

    I want to always remember that I bear the name of my Savior wherever I go and try to represent Him well.

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  3. T. R. Noble says:

    Being a light for Jesus is so important and sometimes, I’m realizing, God shines His light through us in ways we may not expect. 💗😊 I’m sure He is using you.

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    1. Amen! I know what you mean.

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  4. I hope that I am seen as a peacemaker, someone non-threatening whom you can feel safe speaking with and who, hopefully, sheds a bit of Christ’s light on others.

    Your second question, on the reputation I think I have, I’ve never been comfortable answering. Others can provide the answer; hopefully they see in my face the face of Christ.

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    1. I would say that you’re building a good reputation, Mike!

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      1. Thank you, dear lady. I hope so. And I dare say you’re not doing so bad yourself 🙂

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  5. You are an amazing “cleaning kid.” Having a good reputation in the sight of others, and in the eyes of the Lord, makes all the hard, grungy jobs worthwhile; and, you will certainly be rewarded for all that hard work! I am so proud of you.

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    1. Thank you! You and Dad are such hard workers, too!

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  6. Lrose5 says:

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    1. Actually, do you have a link or something for me to follow? I forget how to do this.

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      1. Lrose5 says:

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      2. Lrose5 says:

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