When life gets overwhelming, i soak.
… i soak my aches & pains … in the spiritual water of prayer communication (different than just request, with many periods of no words; where i am just soaking up the feelings).
… i soak my dry worries … in the refreshing water of meditation (since meditation and worry are two sides of the same coin).
… i soak the discouraging aspects from my day … in the encouraging awareness of blessings.
… and WHILE i am doing these things, i soak my moments … with the soothing (yet invigorating) touch of warm water and personalized fragrance, carressing each cell of my body.
I SOAK, then i drain the dirty water; I drain away my pains, worries, and discouragements … leaving my soul and body soothed, refreshed, and smelling like me again.
As you can see from photo, husband has already invested many hours in sanding, staining, and putting water-resistant finish on doorsills, window sills, wainscoting, and special planks under the tub. Woodwork is not quite finished enough to add the chair rail, edgings, and handrails, but …
Son’s visit during Thanksgiving holiday gave an assistant for my husband to help move our clawfoot tub around, hook up the plumbing, and arrange for me to use it. So i no longer need to climb stairs in order to soak. Happy Lady for Thanksgiving blessings !
After several prior bouts with tick-borne diseases of Lyme and Babesia, due to another exposure i am now going thru the extra fatigue and nausea from Lyme treatment AGAIN, so … i soak.
I plan to make a poster of these thoughts, to remind me how much i enjoy bath time. (Because sometimes each one of us can get stuck in the ditch, and postpone or neglect the important things of life — such as renewal.)
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