Don’t you love a hot shower? When my son was younger and started to get crabby or snotty I would say to him, “Go take a shower!” He never understood why I would insist on such a thing but each time he got out of that shower, he was in a much better mood…dare I say a much more humble mood? He would go into the shower as a debating teenager and come out of the shower as a sweet and apologetic teenager. I loved what the shower would do for him.
A shower is a fantastic way to wash the stink away. Oh sure, there’s the true stink from being dirty but there’s the stink you carry around after a bad day too. Maybe you just have a stinky attitude you need to wash away. It’s so nice to stand and let the warmth wash over you, taking with it your bad attitude. Maybe it’s the heat…a soak in the tub or in a natural hot spring…it all seems to provide a sense of calm almost immediately. Whenever I’ve been frustrated, scared or sad I’m always pleasantly surprised by how different I feel getting out of the shower. Something interesting happens, surely I’m washed clean but my mind receives a cleansing as well. There’s new clarity to whatever situation I’m facing at the time. As I feel the water spray on my head, I imagine all the junk running right down the drain. I rarely step out of the shower and feel worse. So next time you’re feeling crabby, my advice…”Go take a shower!”