As I’m scrubbing my tub on my hands and knees using vinegar and baking soda, I was reflecting on a recent conversation Pam and I had earlier in the week. “Your bathroom smells SO GOOD!”, Pam exclaimed. I smiled and said, “Thank you, it’s just soap”.
I have these little cubes of soap sitting in a wax bowl that offer the most delicious, clean soapy scent. I’ve had these soaps for years and thought they were too “fancy” to use. So one day I decided to take them out of the drawer and put them in a bowl for display. Whalah! Instant room air re-freshener!
The fresh soapy scent hits me every time I walk past the bathroom. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not really strong if you are sensitive to powerful smells. It just smells clean.
Where am I going with this….
Everyday we have a routine, whether it’s a bath or a shower, we step across the threshold at some point to wash ourselves with soap and water. Whatever your choice is, bar, jell, salt scrubs etc…, have you ever just stopped for a moment during the “hurry to get out” mode and smelled the soap? It’s a pause. A good pause. Think about it. Have you ever been to the spa, hot tub, gone for a massage? Maybe, maybe not. But if you have or will go, it’s your time to pause, relax and let the world go on without you. The scents around you are intoxicating. It’s a grand way to escape.
So back to the daily routine. Next time you “jump” into the shower or bath, stop for a moment and let time stand still. It only takes a moment to smell the soap.