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.