Friday, April 24, 2009

Bathing in Optimism

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 did try out the most awesome Shaving cream in the world on my legs and under arms which have been harshly neglected since my move, and lets just say, if you can overlook the name of the product, you would be doing yourself a real favor to buy some. It has given me an itch-free, rash-free, bump-free shave, with moisture to boot. What is this product, you may ask? It is called Coochy. (think coochy coo, and not hoochy coochy if that helps any for mental imagery) The great thing is the original scent just smells natural, like oatmeal, and unisex, so it also works great for Men's shaving as well, especially for those men who tend to be very sensitive, and get razor burn with other products. If you click on the Image on the right, it will take you to my Pure Romance site, where you can order direct from the company, and it will ship right to your door! (the packaging is very plain and tasteful, no embarassments there)

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.

Thanks, Mom.
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.
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Molly said...

Sweet meaningful post Molly Girl. Take care

ZippityDoDaw said...

Mom is great. We miss you. It is refreshiing to think of the positive, if only it were easier to do that and only that.

RatalieNose said...

Thanks for this. I'll be linking to it on the post I'm about to write, if that's okay.
What's cool is that I doubt that He even needs a computer.

✩Molly✩ said...

oh thats fine if you link to my blog :)

Allyson & Jere said...

Sweet post Molly. Lucky you for having a gardent tub to soak in and think about life. Thanks for your great comment on my blog, hope that you will be able to take something from it and make a step forward. Hope I do too.

T said...

Cool post. We are happy for the small things. Ecstatic about the big things. We appreciate it all. Stay Frosty..

ZippityDoDaw said...

I loved this post. I swear I posted a response, yet find it here I do not. So....

It is very uplifting to think of the good. Often we dwell on the depressing and lame more than we should.

Wish you were here, we miss our "Red Star."

Can't wait to visit, hit the beach, and wish I didn't hate traveling in a car!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Daughter, I am starting to feel famous with your kind comments, and yet I feel like I come up so short so many times at really blessing your life. Thanks for making me feel so loved...The mama

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah. I just love that slide show of Scarlett

Kim said...

oh Molly, I wish I had a garden tub, that is a blessing. It really is amazing how much we are blessed with, yet I get so caught up in what I don't have. These reminders are nice to have! Scarlett and Joe are lucky to have such a good mommy and wife around.

niKKi said...

Oh Molly......I miss you. What a sweet post. The bubble baths are always nice to reflect on the great things in our lives and to just let our minds travel wherever they want to go.

Your words about your mom were so sweet, she is sooooo amazing and cares for her family so much and would do anything to try and help them in any way.

And Scarlett and Joe are just so lucky to have such a great, fun, spunky, brave, kind mom.


Sarah S. Foote said...

How did I just find this post today? Hello! Sweet Sister Molly, I love and miss you so much. I wish that I could be there and give you a great big hug! Your post was touching and so true. There is so much to be grateful for even when we feel like poo.