Monday, February 6, 2012

The bathroom of all places

Just what you wanted to see.  A post about the bathroom.  Well, truth be told, I spent some one-on-one time with the "throne" this weekend.  Caught the stomach bug.  Ugh.

I don't know if you are like me, but I tend to do some of my best thinking while in the bathroom.  It happens to be the one place we can close the door and lock out life.  Even if it is for just a quick moment.  Well, I decided that I didn't want to "waste" (no pun intended) the time.  I want to be surrounded by scripture and what better place than the bathroom, since we do spend a lot of time in there.

I recently picked up some quick reads, words of encouragement, and scripture to read while I have a minute.  I've already been putting them to use.

I read some of Boomerang Joy while in the tub the other night.  It's an older book, but I highly recommend it.  One can't hear enough about joy in this day and age.

I guess the irony I noticed is that we clean ourselves on the outside while in the bathroom, so why not clean our insides as well.

I realize this is not a new concept.  Not even new to myself.  It's just that I spent a lot of time doing nothing while being sick that my mind tended to wander.  And, my time spent in the bathroom brought a lot of these thoughts to the forefront of my mind.

How much time do spend getting ourselves ready to go for the day.  We shower.   Spend a long time finding just the right outfit.  Style our hair.  Apply our make-up, jewelry and accessories.  But how much time do we really spend getting our hearts and minds ready for the day?

So, how about you?  Do you need some new reading material for your bathroom?  You never know when you might be spending some time in there!.  ;}

1 comment:

  1. You're too cute. Love this post. Glad to hear your feeling better and you're right... we do have a way of figuring out how to hide in there...especially as Momma's. ;)

    Great thoughts...they didn't go to "waste" on me.