The Mindfulness That Comes With A Hot Shower
I am so thankful for hot water.
Last Sunday I noticed rust-colored water coming from the kitchen faucet. Thank goodness for the world wide web, as I quickly did some research, called a few plumbers and well, fast-forward to Friday…
I may be $1,000 poorer, but for the first time in a week, today I can safely offer my kids a glass of water. I can take a shower without smelling a weird metallic odor, and I’ve stopped worrying about “extra” minerals being absorbed by my body.
Today, I have practiced mindfulness while brushing my teeth, washing the dishes, doing laundry, getting the kids showered. Mindfulness is something I’ve been learning about and wanting (needing) in my life. It helps me notice the goodness throughout my day. It focuses my mind on the things that are good in the world. It trains my mind to see the good in everything.
The easy life is not the life I lead. But it’s okay, as I am surrounded by blessings and luxuries and small – but great – things that I don’t want to take for granted, as it is those small – but great – things that teach the riches lessons.