Im so excited to post today. Yesterday I got to go to the park and just relax and enjoy the sights and sounds including the South Texas weather of being outside. I cant find a word that truly says how much I enjoyed it.
I was there with a girlfriend and as we sat, we noticed a family with two children who looked to be pre teen in age. It was fun to see the smiles on their faces as they raced from activity to activity in an effort to be the first one on. The father of the group always seemed to come in last and the two kids would holler out in giggles.
After several minutes of play the two adults fell to the grass beside us and still laughing the gentleman says, “I need a bubble bath”.
Hmmmm that got my mind going. We started talking and finally I asked, “how do yall practice taking care of yourself and showing you how much you love you”? They looked at me strangely before I went into my spill about my motivational blog and my experience and the life changes that came about when I started taking care of me FIRST!
Our conversation continued and they told me how they, as a family, wanted to get down to a healthy weight. I applauded them for wanting to play with their children out side to do this, rather than join a gym. Losing weight to improve your health is a key ingredient to self care. If you feel good health wise you will want to treat yourself good to keep the good feeling, right?
I went back to his bubble bath statement and asked what kind of ambiance does he set while enjoying a bath. He told me its been so long since he had time to do it, he didn’t know. I asked his wife for her thoughts and the first thing out of her mouth was “light a few candles…..” I loved it!! I thought she was reading my mind.
I love candles; they have a way of setting a relaxing atmosphere out of the darkness. Lets try this: Close your eyes; and think of walking into your bathroom, (or the bathroom of your dreams) and the subtle hint of lavender (or your favorite scent) hits your nose, the dim flicker of soft candle light illuminates the room and you spot a relaxing tub filled with warm water and bubbles overflowing. How do you feel?
Now if just that imaginary setting felt good; think how good the real thing will be. You deserve a candle lit bubble bath!! You work, you parent and do things for everyone else, do this for yourself. Show yourself some love. Etch out at least 20 minutes in the 24 hours in the day to do this. I’ve already set the scene, I will even go as far as providing you with the candle holder.
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