Every year what I need for Mother’s Day depends on what is happening in this season of my life. Sometimes it is a season of busyness away from the family due to business or sickness. In these seasons I usually want to spend the day out in nature. Hiking, biking, sitting and cooking around a campfire with those I love. In other seasons I have been knee deep in pee, vomit and other child bodily fluids. It is a season of feeling like I will never sleep again and all I want to do is runaway and be by myself. What I need or want varies from year to year.
It is helpful for me to communicate with Mark which season we are in and help him know how he can bless me the most that day. If I do not communicate with Mark about what I am wanting or needing on Mother’s Day (or any other day) I often walk away from the day disappointed.
This year I get to combine multiple favorite loves at one time. Bring on the campfires, spending time with family and taking care of myself all in the same day. Is it possible? This year it is the goal I am shooting to accomplish and I am going to communicate them to Mark.
There is one thing I do know. Regardless of what is happening during the year the need to recharge my batteries does not change. I need time alone to think, pray and allow the Lord to remind me of my purpose. I have discovered my purpose is to honor and glorify God. I honor and glorify him simply by being his creation, not out of anything I have done or will do. No action on my part will make him love me more or less. I am his beloved creation.
I need to stop and make time out of my day to be still and know he is God. To not only pray, but to listen. I do accomplish this two different ways. Running and walking gets my body moving. Through movement my brain is able to work circumstances from problems to positive solutions. My second favorite way to decompress is one of my favorites!
There is nothing like a good soak in the tub to wash away my mental, emotional or physical tension. Soaking quietly in the tub with the lights dimmed low is one of the best things I can do. I turn on whatever music my spirit is in the mood to listen to and God is able to speak to me in the stillness.
I added Daisy Blue Naturals to my spa time in the bathroom. It takes my bath to a whole new level for relaxation. It amazes me how different natural lavender is to artificial lavender. Natural lavender calms my mind and emotions, the artificial stuff sends me into sneezing fits. Lavender bath salts relax my body while exfoliating and nourishing my skin. The salts put needed nutrients into my body creating an overall relaxing experience.
After my bath applying Daisy’s Cocoa Butter, which smells like chocolate, to my skin makes it feel like silk. It isn’t greasy and I don’t feel like I need a towel to wipe it off like I do with other lotions. I love it rubbed on my feet after a long, stressful day (hint, hint Mark).
I love applying the Pomegranate lotion to my skin in the mornings after my shower. It excites my senses and energizes me for the day.
I am committed to bringing into my day what makes my heart sing. Will you join me in adding just one thing to your day to create stillness and peace. FYI – kids and husbands; Daisy Blue has this incredible set of products on sale now for the awesome woman in your life. I know from experience mothers are not always related by blood. Do you have a woman who has largely impacted your life? A card of thanks, flowers, chocolate or this gift set is a fun way to say thank you.