Just recently we were traveling and had to make a bathroom stop. As we were in the bathroom, we notice every woman coming in and out. Did not wash there hands. Shocked to say the least. Just think about it, every hand shake, every phone you touch, computer you use, child you hold, nose you wipe, food you cook, every door you open and so on and so fourth. The germs you spread is countless.

Have you ever wondered why you are sick? Why your sniffling? Why your coughing?

The slightest germ can break your immune system down. An you wouldn’t believe it. We work in some environments where Building Service may wipe down your computers, desk, walls, doors and bathroom maybe once a day or every other day or twice a week. Who knows! Can you imagine what’s living on the surfaces? Living, Breathing and Co-Habituating just like we are. Let me introduce you to some of the germs that can live on your hands and surfaces.

1. Salmonella and E. coli 0157 (from feces from humans or animals)

2.Norovirus (from stool or vomit of infected people)

3. Adenovirus (by coughing, close personal contact, sneezing, touching objects or surfaces with adenoviruses on it then touching your mouth or nose)

4. Hand Foot Mouth Disease (by skin to skin contact, by sneezing or coughing, kissing or shared drinks)

Now back to the story, there was a little girl about 8 or 9 years old who used the bathroom and was beginning to leave without washing here hands. I politely stopped her. Informed her she should wash her hands before leaving. She immediately said “Oh! I forgot, Thank You!! Made me think of the women that left out before her who did not washing there hands. They must have been in a rush or something to forget the very important thing we all should be doing. That’s washing OUR HANDS. I know we are constantly busy with our everyday lives. Dealing with children, work, community activities and forget the small stuff.

I’m telling you the simple things we should be doing every chance we get prevents illnesses and diseases. Like honestly, who like feeling yucky or sick. I know I don’t. So please! PLEASE! WASH YOUR HANDS!! When you wash your hands sing a song like ” Happy Birthday or Everybody Wash Your Hands” about 2 or 3 times. Make sure to get in between your fingers and wash both sides of your hands. IT’S IMPORTANT!!

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