So the title of this post made me sound so wise and poetic, but I did actually literally take a bath in my Garden Tub, using B&BW's (bath & body works) Optimism Body wash/foam bath. It was a good opportunity for me to sit and reflect on my day, on random things I have had floating around in my head. After R&R-ing (reading and responding) to my cousin Allyson's very thought provoking blog, I cannot help but reflect on the course of my life, I have not been able to stop thinking, though nothing much comes of it.. which makes me feel a bit like Winnie the Pooh... "Oh, bother."
I signed up to be a Pure Romance Consultant 61 days ago, and with the move, had to shelf the endeavor until I could get a little more settled, but, I am ready and rearing to go now! Of course we sell more than bath bubbles, lotions and shaving cream; We also sell pretty much anything you need (from educational literature, to various other items) to help put the "O" back in your Romance! The other great thing about online orders, is let's face it, a lot of people like to be very private and discreet about their "intimate needs", which is what is so wonderful about website orders, because I don't even see what you ordered. Of course, if you do have questions feel free to call or email me, and I would be happy to get back to you right away.
Getting back to Optimism though, this afternoon I was feeling a bit down, as a lot of people around the world are, so what did I do? I called my Mom. The first thing I said, after "hello", and "I'm fine", was, "Well Mom, Tell me something good." Thinking about the good sure helps me feel better. Also thinking about how my struggles and challenges are SO MINOR in comparison to those who really have it tough. I love my Mom, so much. I am so greatful for her positive insight, and for her great suggestions on how to brave the storms of life. She is so wonderful to me, and virtually flawless in every way I can think of. Most of all, I love her for always loving me, no matter what I choose to do in my life, and lovingly nudges me, back toward the things she knows in her heart will make me happiest.
I think that it is a Positive and Uplifting thing, to sit down and think of all that is GOOD in our lives, and in the world, and to show our Gratitude and love to those who help give us those things.
Thank you to all of my loyal readers who leave me loving and encouraging sentiments on my blog.
Thanks to my sweet sisters who call me practically every day, even though my odd sleeping schedule makes that task more daunting.
Thanks to my loving husband, who would give me the shirt off his back, the blood from his veins, and every single hair on his head (even if they wouldn't grow back), and probably even the heart from his chest (yes that thought be inspired by tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy) to make me happy.
Thanks, Scarlett, for being so sweet and beautiful, and funny, that you can just say pretty much anything, and melt my heart, and make me smile. I am so very very grateful for you.
I also want to thank the good Lord for continuing to help my little family survive, and have the things we need, and help me remember all the things that I really don't. I am SURE he reads my blog too, even if he can't show up on my hit counter.