When I left yoga this morning, I was glad I’d brought a t-shirt which I switched for my soaked tank top. Then I went grocery shopping.
Then I took a shower, which I actually really needed, so I appreciated it all the more.
#2 - This made me curious about how often people shower throughout the world so I looked it up and skimmed the article below. It had this interesting tidbit which I actually often practice, but previously would never have admitted to anyone -
"When you do shower, use soap only on your underarms and groin area, not your entire body"
Also I have been meaning to replace my shower filter for a while and hoped to remember to buy a new one at the co-op next week. This article clearly reinforced that idea.
#3 - Doing some research for someone I love to help them find support. We all need support.
"It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you," I reminded this love one recently. "We are social beings, EVERYONE needs help." It was clearly something they needed to hear.
#4-5 - When I invited a couple friends to go hear Glennon Doyle Melton speak last fall, one of them declined since Glennon’s blog is called “Momastery” and this friend didn’t have children. I understood this and had doubts myself, but Elizabeth Gilbert recommended her and it was free, so I went.
What I discovered is the same thing I discovered as I finished reading her first book today– Carry on Warrior, Thoughts on Life Unarmed – it didn’t matter if I related to the particulars. I once heard at a theater performance, “The more deeply you go into the personal, the more you tap into the universal.” This is why I could read a passage about talking to another parent at a playground to a college student last night and she appreciated it, even though she is at a completely different stage in life. As Glennon states, “And I realized the secret of my writing is this: the voice I use to write is not really my voice. It’s Love’s voice…And that’s why you recognize the voice. Because you have the same voice inside you (251).”