Monday, January 12, 2009

Apparently, my mother thinks I'm stressed. I cannot for the life of me figure out why she would think such a thing, but that's neither here nor there. She gave me a bottle of "Stress Relief" Aromatherapy lotion from Bath and Body Works for Christmas, and let me just say that it is delicious. I've been using it faithfully for about 2 weeks now, and while it smells amazing and makes my skin soft every morning after my does cause a girl to wonder...what in the world makes a lotion make the bold claim of being "stress relief?" Does it contain some magic ingredient that erases the problems of the world the instant it is smeared on my hands and body? Does smelling it make one "relax" and view the problems that one might face in a new perspective? I'm thinking that the answer to these questions is unequivocally NO.

But more than anything else...the thought occured to me this morning, "wouldn't it be amazing if we had the ability to bottle REAL STRESS RELIEF and sell it?" Would our days be different if the answers we are all looking for were in a beautiful glass bottle and sold at our local retailer? Children acting up? Have a squirt. Money issues? Just pump here. Family driving you crazy? Lather up!

I can say that I would probably have less gray hair (I'm not even kidding...I don't even remember my natural hair color anymore) and more time to enjoy the simple things of my life, like hide-in-go-seek with my children. Not to mention the money that could be made....sigh.

All of this to say...thanks, Mama, for thinking of me. Bath and Body Works....keep working. You haven't quite achieved the impossible.