|Snoe Happy Heels Therapy Set: What are you thankful for?|
Today is a beautiful day.
Woke up and started my day reading a page of "Our Daily Bread" as usual.
Had a morning chat with mom and ate a yummy veggie breakfast that she prepared.
Now, I must admit that I have been in some period of burnouts. Every caregiver would understand the highs and lows of taking care of elderly people, which in my case is my own father who had a stroke 2 years ago. Before I could even start doing my other morning rituals, my dad - who is experiencing incontinence - signaled me that he wanted do number two's.
After I was done with my dad's toilet routine, I sat on the stairs and my mom sat on her favorite "relax" chair. We were just chatting about stuff when all of a sudden, I thought of an idea to treat my mom with something special. I took Snoe Happy Heels Peppermint Tea, the foot spa therapy set that I bought on sale a few days ago, and instantly offered my mom a DIY foot spa experience.
We had a very fun conversation. She asked me a lot of questions from the foot soak, foot scrub, foot lotion, to the foot spray. We talked about many things, and laughed really hard when we recalled hilarious occasions.
When I was done giving her my free foot spa service. I felt good. REALLY good. That's because I saw my mom smiling, and feeling relaxed.
The shower fresh scent of my dad, with his genuine smile while his rough hands touched my face; and the peppermint tea scent from my mom's feet, with her non stop story telling -- these are the moments that I realized how blessed I am, for having the luxury to experience these simple pleasures with them. The simple acts of giving back to them are so rewarding!
Despite my physical exhaustion, the happiness I felt was overwhelming. I realized that I am being reminded of what I am really thankful for. The message of Our Daily Bread for me today is "Count your blessings. Recount if necessary." It was so true! One of my blessings are my parents, and they will always be a part of what I am thankful for.
Sweet Says... so what are you thankful for? If they are your loved ones, what have you done so far to make them feel that you are grateful for having them around? It's never too late. You can start NOW.