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.
The above tripe written late last night to avoid the BIG topic of the day. So there.