Friday, January 23, 2009

SOAKING IT IN

Yesterday we cleaned our son's home, as we do every other week. Both Mickey & I were tired, achy and exhausted.

Last night I decided to take a L-O-N-G, very HOT, bubble bath and just SOAK!!!!


I filled the tub up to the drain overflow spout, leaned back and just relaxed.


You know, sometimes I think we take so many of the blessings we have for granted.


As I enjoyed my soaking I thought of the many blessings I was enjoying in this simple pleasure: 1) plenty of hot water at my very finger tips - 2) not only hot but pure, clean water - 3) my ever ready bottle of bubble bath that turns a plain bath into a special, aromatic pleasure - 4) a nice, private bathroom to enjoy this pleasure in - 5) in the safety of my own nice, warm, comfy home - 6) the luxury of no time limits on how long I choose to linger - 7) the plush bathmats to step out on and keep my feet off the cold ceramic tile floor - 8) my large, fluffy, white clean towel to dry off with - 9) my bottle of Ba*th & Bod*y Sun-Ripened Raspberry lotion to apply all over - 10) nice, warm, soft, fluffy, flannel pj's to put on.


As if this bath pleasure wasn't enough I then had: 11) a comfortable chair to lounge in - 12) in my own living room - 13) with my loving husband - 14) as he fixed us both a delicious cup of steaming hot chocolate - 15) then being able to turn the lights off - 16) check that the doors were locked - 17) feel safe in climbing into - 18) a pre-warmed by the electric blanket - 19) queens-size beautiful bed - 20) with my feather top quilted mattress pad - and 21) my large, plump, soft feather pillow - 22) the right to thank my Lord for all these blessings - 23) and drift off to sleep in all this safety and comfort - 24) with the wonderful husband I have spent 50 years enjoying this simple life with.


I am indeed a Blessed Woman and I never want to take all these pleasures for granted or cease to be thankful for them.

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23 comments:

Lynn said...

So often we take these simple things for granted. Thanks for the reminder.

Randi Jo :) said...

I've missed the blog - sorry I Haven't stopped by more. LOVED this entry! :) have a great weekend!!

Betty said...

Thanks for reminding us how blessed we are!

Mari said...

You are so right! There are so many things in our lives that we take for granted and it's good to really think about it at times! Thanks for the reminder!

weavermom said...

I needed this reminder today to just "soak" in the little things. Beautiful post Susan.

It's All Good! said...

Now which do I want to go do first on this cloudy, cold day, take a bath or have some hot chocolate!
My favorite scent from B&B Works is the sun-ripened raspberry.
So much to be thankful for!
Brenda

retha said...

Indeed there are always something to be thankful for. Even if a person can not say; 'the door is locked I am safe' One can still say; 'I am with the LORD, I am as safe as can be'

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Oh Susan, how I love you! You just made me stop and take inventory of the blessings I'm experiencing right now including a nice bath with all the same fixings, a warm bed to rest in as I check the blogs for today, and a wonderful man that took me out for dinner on my work day so I didn't have to cook Those are just a few of the blessings in my life today.

I had an unexpected phone call from my daughter on her way home from work in Chicago and that topped it all off with pure joy.

PS I see Mari commented on here. I don't know if she always does, but I wanted you to know that we are old schoolmates and she is priceless :)

Kristie said...

I am so grateful for hot bubble baths and my cozy bed, too!!!

Tiffany said...

I love celebrating the little blessings in life. The little things that make us smile and brighten our days! This was lovely!

Tina said...

what a wonderful list of blessings! God indeed is so very good to us!
It's amazing.

I love soaking in a hot bubble bath. It's the best. Not that I get much chance to enjoy that luxury, but I still love it when I do.

Dawn said...

Wonderful blessings indeed! Made me want to go jump in the tub - I am sad that I can't scented anything because I get a major headache. Sad!

Have a blessed weekend!

michelle said...

There is so much for us to be thankful for. And I mean the simple pleasures in life.

MightyMom said...

keep counting those blessings!!

Sohailah said...

wonderful.

Meredith Teagarden said...

There is nothing as simply delicious as bubble bath. When traveling in other countries I miss a hot bath ever so much!

So many sweet comforts we have been given! As I read I thought of one of my very favorite verses when something in life is just perfectly sweet.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights... (James 1:17)

Meredith Teagarden said...

Susan,
I would love to join you all in prayer this year.

Edge of Design said...

It's amazing that when we start thanking Him for a little thing, it just pours out of us how much we have to be thankful for indeed.

Nadine said...

It's good to remember about the blessings we have in the simple things of life. Thanks.

The Olson's: said...

We have SO much to be thankful for when we stop & take a moment. I love your descriptions; makes me want to have a bubble bath & enjoy thinking of all the things I'm blessed with!
~ Leanne

char72 said...

You certainly are blessed as I am too and so many people are. God is good.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Susie said...

What an uplifting post! It's so very true that the most simple things in life are often those filled with the greatest blessings.
xo

Momma Roar said...

Many, many blessings!! You are one of my many!!