What Would You Do Without A Shower

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Just this morning i was enjoying a wonderful, warm shower.

The water droplets hit my body in a massaging way leaving my skin tingling and refreshed. From head to toe I pleasantly succumbed to the joys of a morning shower.

I leaned over to grab a sensational smelling soap. Lathered it up and the scent wooed me to another mindful place of wet relaxation. Bubbles flourished as I gently scrubbed my skin to work away any body smells and dead skin that accumulated from the day before. My skin glowed.

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Then I reached for the shampoo to wash my hair … pure bliss overcame me as I mushed my hair around in an intoxicating scent of vanilla and other scintillating scents while promising my hair to be shinny, think and visually sumptuous. I twirled my hair around, squeezed the shampoo out of my hear and rinsed, rinsed, and rinsed again till squeaky clean.

And there I stood in my shower stall wet, dripping, smelling ever so good, to start my day.

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I don’t like not having to shower in the morning.

When I was a kid I used to do a lot of camping on and off for a few days (summer and some week-end holidays). I would always be the once that shouted out “I have first dibs on the shower when we get home!” After a few days of feeling grubby, dreaming about a fresh warm shower made going home something to look forward to!

I spent the summer one year as a Camp Counselor and lived in a tent. After a few days (and no shower) the smell of the tarp I was sleeping under seemed to ooze from my skin and my clothes. A damp, dirty, earthly scent with a slight whiff of the “outhouse” (the classic outdoor camping bathroom) seemed to permeate me as a whole.

But hey, everyone else smelled the same! So it wasn’t that noticeable – except for “Movie Night” when we and the kids would drive into town and go to the local movie theater.

I can’t imaging not being able to take a shower, wash my clothes, bask in cleanliness day in and day out while smelling so good …. And have access to water to drink, wash dishes, wash the car, brush my teeth, play in, make a cup of tea and gently sip as I write in my journal.

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I don’t know what I’d do if I could never take a shower.. and yet there are those who don’t have this luxury at all …

The simplest things can bring a smile on one’s face. The ability to feel water in your hands , on your body, in your body which is life giving, can change a person’s life ….

Care to join me?

Lesly Federici

 

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “What Would You Do Without A Shower

  1. Hi Marquita!
    Wonderful to see you visiting … such a problem lack of water in some places of the world .. hard to imagine where I am where there’s lots of it…. so glad things worked out with Lucy … šŸ™‚

  2. Very inspiring message Lesly, and it is true that so many of us take access to clean drinking (or bathing) water for granted. Living in the Islands Mother Nature regularly gifts us with reminders of our fragile place in the world. Between hurricane season and periodic tsunami warnings, the local stores can’t keep enough bottled water (and toilet paper!) on hand.

  3. Hi Lesly

    As my mum used to say ” You don’t know what you have till you see someone who needs it that badly”. Yes it is great to have the luxury of taking a bath but for some people, it is that difficult

    Thanks for sharing. Take Care

  4. Hi Lesly,
    we are fortunate to be able to have a shower.
    I remember in the past it was not like today.
    Many do not have this luxury we have to be grateful for it.
    Good if we remember that water is life and not to waste and
    pollute it.
    Thank you
    Erika

  5. Hi Donna,
    Thank you for stopping by .. always a pleasure .. I’ve been wanting to contribute to something that was bigger than my world and I just didn’t trust anything out there … How do you know you’re money is going to where it’s supposed to. Any way, Gary V interviewed the owner on one of his video interviews and I signed-up….. so it feels good .. much love to you .. šŸ™‚

  6. Hi Lesly,

    There are so many people in this world that don’t have water. When I realized that a few years back. Glad you found this charity. I too was hesitant about giving to a charity whereby the people never get anything.

    All I can say is that every time I turn on the faucet I say “Thank You God” It is those necessities of life that we all need to be grateful for. We cannot take things for granted.

    -Donna

  7. Hi Sue,
    I just can’t imagine what it’s like to be without water.. it is life giving … I did this for me. Been looking for a charity I could trust that my money was going where it’s supposed to 100%. So this makes me feel very good to be contributing. I didn’t want to prsent to PAC though. I appreciate you so much .. and what an experience that must have been,,, much love to you my friend .. šŸ™‚

  8. After reading this, I’m very temped to jump in the shower right now but the family is still asleep and I’d wake them šŸ™‚

    Our water was turned off for a few hours last month while some maintenance work took place in our area. We filled containers with water but it’s so automatic to reach for the tap that I tried turning them on a number of times.

    When younger my daughter volunteered for a charity and helped dig channels and lay pipes to bring running water to a village in Northern Thailand. Before that the villagers had to walk miles to the nearest water supply. Now they have one central cold water tap.

    There was a big celebration when the tap was first turned on. They’d never seen soap before and needed teaching how to use it. Hard to imagine living like that isn’t it? You’ve chosen an excellent charity for us to support.

  9. Hello Lesly, I just got home a little while ago and wanted to get some online time in before I hit the shower, but after reading your first paragraph, I had to stop and jump in the shower before finishing LOL

    YOU Are so right Nothing better then a nice shower.

    Great Share..
    Thanks
    Chery :))

  10. Hi Mandy,
    Thank you for reading this post … I’ve been looking for a charity I could trust. Gary Vanechuck interviewed the founder and was sold. I can’t imagine being without water of all things and there’s such a long list where people go without so much more …

  11. That hit home, Lesly. You are right, so many do not have the luxury. Nor do they have the paper and pencil to write a journal with. I have travelled extensively and worked a lot with homeless people, not only in underprivileged countries but in countries where people should not be living on the street. How does that happen in modern society? There but for the grace of God go I.

    Enjoy the journey!

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