There can be no better welcome than a clean place which spreads the warmest and most positive vibe. The aura of a clean place is the abode of Gods and angels and good thoughts, good intentions and good opinions thrive in such an environment. That is why, it is rightly said that Cleanliness in next to Godliness.
When we talk about cleanliness let us be specific. We are not talking about only cleanliness of place whether be it homes, offices, streets, public places, private spaces, schools, colleges, hospitals, railways stations, airports, shopping centers, wash rooms both public and private, restrooms, restaurant, public eateries, the list is endless and exhaustive. But it is equally and more important to remember that cleanliness of thoughts, intention and feeling also make a monumental difference to the ambience. One first of all needs to detoxify his mind and heart, else maintaining all the cleanliness in his immediate surrounding shall not make an iota of difference.
It is very important to inculcate the feelings amongst children about cleanliness. It is important to maintain clean kitchens, clean bathrooms, clean living rooms, and clean beds and clean work area. Many an inspiring leader have sung paeans on the importance of making a clean bed the first thing in the morning, as a start to the day to be able to tackle other steeper challenges through the course of the day.
However, keeping our homes clean and dumping the garbage in a random manner outside the threshold,thus littering the roads is not of any use whatsoever. Garbage must be disposed in a proper and systematic manner at designated places and littering of any kind on the streets or public places must be thoroughly discouraged and if necessitated penalized, to maintain a clean surrounding, a clean village, a clean town, a clean city, a clean country and a clean Earth.
Cleanliness is a spiraling movement. The way we function and operate shall spread the message across the next generation and they shall be encouraged to maintain a clean surrounding themselves. Clean, organised spaces are great productivity and mood boosters and when we feeling down and out, or depressed or low, we must try tackling an unkempt wardrobe or a dirty kitchen rack or shelf and watch our toxicity dissolve with the dirt and impurities.
The immense importance of cleanliness in our lives cannot be undermined. It is crucial to maintain good hygiene and good heath since effective cleaning is our only defence against some of the deadliest viruses and infectious diseases. No matter how expensive the cost may seem in the shorter run, investment on cleanliness is something that pays itself over and over and often in remarkably surprising ways. An unclean environment is an open invitation to diseases since dirt and disease go hand in hand. It is also necessary from the standpoint of maintaining one’s self-respect and image.
George Bernard Shaw succinctly put the message across as ‘Better keep yourself clean and bright, you are the window through which you must see the world’.