“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar…Tony Robin’s buddy! Yes, it is all coming back to me now- hours spent sitting in conference rooms, watching these guys chant out their motivational logic. Sales men nodding their heads in glorious agreement the the “Zig Man.”
The Hook, Line and Stinker:
The part of this quote I like the most- and the reason I snagged it off the web…”Well, neither does bathing…” Now if that ain’t the truth, I don’t know what is! My children are going to burn me at the stake one day when (and if) they ever read all the awesome things I’ve written in reference to their precious little selves.
Bathing really hasn’t struck me as anything to write about…or sometimes even do myself…haha I’m kinda kidding.
Recently, I have been introduced to the lovely aromas of hormonally shifting little bodies. Man, it’s no joke. The first time our oldest brought home a welcome note from her teacher requesting the parents to “please purchase deodorant for your children…” I thought WOW, this lady has issues with cleanliness. I wonder if her OCD has been diagnosed and if maybe she has neglected to take the proper RX to treat this gross OCD issue she’s experiencing!
Shame-shame on me! I’m now in the “thick” of the not-so-great odors which radiate from all three children in the afternoon heat! They come running through the kitchen, drop their bulging backpacks and head strait into my arms for their afternoon home-from-school hugs. Their sweaty heads just perfectly in line with my face…Need I expand on this, or are you “catching my drift?” HAHA- not my drift, actually…their “drift” and like I said, it ain’t no joke.
This “drift” will catch your breath and it is hard to catch it back! And how do you tell a precious little person they are gagging you with their stench after they have been off at school all day? They’ve been working their little fingers to the bone and they come home strait into your arms, full of love…
Now, that is a question I have yet to answer. Incase you’re wondering, I do have them shower after dinner or at some point in the evening. My husband and/or I send them through twice if the shampoo doesn’t make it all the way through their hair or they still (miraculously) have dirt on the end of their noses.
Zig is correct: Bathing is something which needs to be done on a daily basis. The fresh smell of soap does not last much longer than a day. Take it from me, as I speak from the stenches of experience!
“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1
Have a Blessed Day!