As I was taking a shower this morning, I began to notice my surroundings. There are multiple bottles in the shower. I don’t know how things are in your home, but in mine, everyone has there own shampoo, conditioner and body wash. That is A LOT of bottles crowed in this small area. Seems like every time I move, I bump into someone’s bottle. In that moment of noticing my surroundings, I began to realize that it wasn’t always this way.
When I was a child, I lived in the country with my family. We had a special treat of eating out once a month when my dad got paid. Most of my younger years, we didn’t even have running water. My dad built the most wonderful outdoor shower that collected the rain water and was heated by the sun. It was so great. I can tell you, we did not have separate bottles of shampoo and conditioner for every family member. We had one brand for everyone to share. You liked it and that was it.
Seeing all the bottles in my shower this morning made me realize how easily and quickly we take the small things for granted. We stop seeing the blessings we really have in our life. Is there blessings in my shower? YES!!!!! God blessed me with a great job that provides enough money to buy 9 different bottles of shower stuff. We don’t see the little blessings God gives us every day such as running water, body puffs, different shampoo/conditioner, flat irons, expensive name brand products, fluffy matching towels, etc. We have a tendency to over look these blessings because they are so small. But all of these small blessings are what makes your life what it is now. Today, take the time to count your small blessing. Say thank you to God for all that he gave you, not just the big stuff like a job promotion, but also for the small stuff like the multiple bottles of shampoo in your shower.
Repost of original from Sept 2013