Wanda had her kitchen table set up as a hand treatment station. There were two paraffin wax warmers that gave you the most luxiourously soft hands. There were nail polishes, nail files, fingernail clippers, jewels for your nails and the list went on. I was so excited to paint my nails for the first time since Aubrey's delivery. (Literally, my polish was chipping off during my hospital stay.)
In the next room were two foot baths. She had them infront of the most plush chairs you could possibly imagine. I got to soak my feet and honestly, it's been awhile since they've felt this nice. There was another spot for face masks - complete with hairbands to hold back your hair from the mask. Wanda also had a large display of finger foods and all kinds of beverages. A lunch was served at 1 o'clock and later a devotion was shared. It was truly the most amazing day.
So why do I share this with you? Well, as I type, I have a green clay mask on my face hoping to draw out the impurities and give me some glowing skin in return. I share this post with you because truly, that spa day was such a treat for me. It got me thinking about how I can use my talents and gifts and opportunities to bless others. Wanda spent her day making sure that each woman was taking care of. She is a gentle woman who softly slipped about the house making sure utensils were sterilized, that drinks were poured and that everyone was having an amazing time. She used what she had to bless so many women from our church. As a new mom who rarely gets pampered and finds polished nails a luxury, that day was truly a gift. I'm left wondering how I can bless others.
I also got to thinking about my own body. How I'm caring for it, pampering it and treating it. A few years ago I worked in a nursing home. Every Thursday was my day off and every Thursday was my beauty day. I had the house to myself so I never felt silly in my green face mask. I always took time to polish my toes, give myself a manicure and treated myself well. When I look back at photos of that time, I always loved how I looked. These days, not so much. I'm on the bottom of my priority list and maybe sometimes, that's as it should be. I've got a baby to take care of you know. But I don't want to get lost in the shuffle. Years from now I don't want to look at myself and think how I've let myself go. Never.
And if you have the resources to invite some women from your church into your home for a Spa Day, do it. You will bless some very happy souls.