Yesterday was rough. It was a combination of things. I just didn’t have the patience or space or time that I needed. Jeff got home and I was totally touched out and worn down. After dinner I took the dog out for a walk, and had planned to take a bath, but by the time Vera was down I felt like it was too late (Jeff and I had a movie date I cared more about than a bath), but Jeff urged me to go into the bathroom before I made my final decision. I’d gotten to a point where I was buzzing around thinking that any time carved out for myself would be silly at that point… I get that way- I think it’s rooted in self-pity, actually, but I digress. And then there he was believing I needed more. When I saw that he lit a few candles for me, it gave me permission to believe it too. I immediately hopped into a hot lavender-scented bath and just melted away for a while. I swear I came out a new woman.
Today I’m grateful for the good friend I have in my partner, for warm water, for lavender, for candlelight, for the end of another good and challenging day, and for a little time spent focused on restoring myself. I’ll be doing that more often. Candlelit baths are pretty effective, believe it or not.
Quote of the day:
"First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others." (Thomas Kempis)
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Yeah, there is nothing like candlelit baths! I need to start taking them again.
Awww, such a sweet guy 🙂
I very rarely take baths, but it is always enjoyable once I get in.Hopefully we’ll get our tub working again soon, it’s been out of commission for months now…and a shower stall in an unheated bathroom is not so much fun this time of year!
It’s so easy to put yourself last, but it’s really true that if you give yourself a little “me” time, it can do wonders for your whole outlook on life.
You’re husband is awesome and I think you should keep him.
I love love love you!