When I was typing out the title for this post, I stopped at "Relax," and into my head popped Bob Ross's words: "Relax, let flow...think like water."
It was oddly appropriate for what I wanted to post, which was about bubble baths. Today, I allowed myself to take a bubble bath--and it was glorious. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I took one. It might have been 3.5 years ago in The Netherlands. Baths are not a thing I do, unless I'm markedly ill, because I'm always in such a hurry to get everything done that a bath is too indulgent; the thought of taking one doesn't even cross my mind.
A few days ago, however, I opened a new bottle of body wash my mom gave me for Christmas, named "Stress Relief," which is a Bath and Body Works find that makes you want to dissolve into a puddle the moment you breathe it in. I experienced that moment, and I thought, "This would make for a very soothing bath."
So this evening, after the gym, while feeling physically and mentally exhausted-- and sore (not from the gym, but from scraping snow off of my car)-- I remembered my own resolve, and I put everything aside so I could take a few minutes to relax with bubbles and some Greek song lyrics.
(I may be indulgent, but I'm still a nerd.)
AND, by way of typing up this blog post, I got to mention the late (and wonderful) Bob Ross, and any day I get to mention Bob Ross is a good day.
Just like any day's a good day when you paint!
In fact, let's take a moment to be thankful for Bob Ross. His positivity and gentle spirit were so uplifting, and his words are great words to live by. Even if you never watched his painting shows, you should watch this video.
It will make you smile, and believe.