Join Up With Showering Love
Before I decided to join Showering Love, I hadn’t really given much thought to my daily shower. But now – I have a totally different experience. Today, I am showering with mindfulness! When I take a shower, it’s almost magical – I am restored! Until then, my skin feels tight and uncomfortable. I stand under that hot, steamy downpour and it washes away yesterday. Afterwards, my skin starts to feel soft and pliable. My joints feel as if they’ve been lubricated and my elderly muscles loosen. Pain washes away down the drain.
But what if I can’t take that shower? I imagine what it must be like when it has to wash away last week – or even last month!
One of our guests left this much behind – imagine walking around with that dirt on your body!! After just one day without one, I begin to feel irritable. I know I’m getting smelly and my hair feels greasy. I certainly don’t want to get close to anyone in case I offend them!
When I did join Showering Love, I began to give this whole matter a lot more thought! If I were dirty, smelly and greasy, how would I feel about job-hunting? Would a prospective employer be able to look past all that to see the funny, smart, beautiful woman that I am? I doubt it! Every person is entitled to be clean and that is why Showering Love is so important!
I was happy to join the other Showering Love volunteers for the Ladders of Hope Day in Pompano last Saturday.
I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with many of the guests. It was my job to interview them and ask what they had hoped for as children and what they hoped for now. They gave me many different answers, the hope for fame and fortune, the hope for happiness, a better life, a better world. One gentleman, Carlos, said he always wanted to help people, to be respectful, responsible and to be a good father and husband. We gave out bus passes to many of the guests who spoke with me that day. It was a day full of hope!
And So Can You!!
Showering Love always needs more volunteers – and more supplies for the bus – and money to run the bus! I love being a part of all this and will continue to do my part to help. Won’t you?