Sunday, March 8, 2020

Did you sing Happy Birthday today?

OK, we all know that we need to wash our hands.

Washing our hands many times a day is the right thing to do. If you wash your hands before every meal, and after using the bathroom, you should be washing your hands somewhere between seven and eleven times a day.

Your mother would tell you to wash your hands when you were a kid, right?

So, do you wash your hands?

How many times a day do you wash your hands?

HOW LONG do you wash, when you wash your hands? Do you sing "Happy Birthday" (twice) to get the 20 second results that is the standard minimum time to properly wash your hands?

Did you just start washing your hands this year, due to COVID-19 or did you practice good hand hygene all your life?

I find it fascinating that you can GOOGLE "washing your hands" and find 472,000,000 results.

You can find YouTube videos about washing your hands.

You can learn about washing your hands with (or without) water.

You can learn about hand washing time, the importance of hand washing, the science behind washing your hands, proper hand washing technique, the dangers of not washing your hands after using the bathroom, proper hand washing procedure for healthcare workers, and of course, hand washing facts.

OK, where are you going with this Tom?

We live in a world where information on any topic is a few keystrokes away. Or, a verbal (voice) request to Siri, or Alexa, or Cortana or OK Google.

Having access to all the knowledge in the world - from anywhere in the world - at any time of the day or night is truly amazing.

But nothing positive happens until we DO SOMETHING with the knowledge that we have at our fingertips. Knowledge without matching action is a terrible thing indeed.

Speaking of fingertips......when was the last time you washed your hands?

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