Took a nice, long, relaxing shower the other afternoon. I know, shocking right? Go ahead with your jokes, but I do shower every day. And this isn't meant to be one of those "too much information" posts. It isn't the frequency of showering that I want to discuss. It's the quality.
You see, normally I either take a shower first thing in the morning or right before headed out for some social activity. And those aren't the optimal times to enjoy a nice, long, relaxing shower. I'm pretty much brain-dead first thing in the morning. So I need that shower to wake my silly ass up. And I'm generally running late most of the time, so that shower before heading out isn't a relaxing one either.
But the other day I woke up early and immediately jumped into some work. A couple of cups of coffee and a morning session of putting out some figurative fires and all of a sudden it was around 1PM. Had a stretch and decided that I had plenty of time for a shower.
And I reveled in it. Just enjoyed the incredibly hot sauna-like experience for around 15 minutes. No drought warning in our neck of the woods, so I didn't feel guilty at all. Just wallowed in the luxury. Something we don't often think about or do that since hot, running water is something we all take for granted. But I really thought about it in that quarter of an hour. And I used that time to remind myself how truly blessed we all are even if we don't think about things like a nice shower that often.
Even if it's something as easy as enjoying my daily shower, I'm gonna try to take a bit more time to enjoy the simple things that life has to offer. Sometimes those simple things make all the difference.
Note: The above tripe written late last night to avoid the BIG topic of the day. So there.