Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I love my Soft Soap

I seem to have the sort of luck that when I fall in love with a product, all of sudden the company stops making it or the stores I shop at stop carrying it. Be it a favorite shade of lipstick, perfume fragrance, cleaning products, candle scents…once I’m hooked they all seem to mysteriously vanish from the shelves and I’m left hanging in the balance, trying to find a suitable replacement and nothing ever seems as wonderful as the original. It’s so disappointing and frustrating! Why can’t things stay the way they are? Why can’t I have these simple little things I love that make me happy or make my life seem just a little bit better?

Case in point, a few months ago, I found a new (to me, anyway) SoftSoap scent at Walmart-their Sea Mineral hand soap. It’s this beautiful shade of blue, perfect for our bathroom, and I love the fresh, clean fragrance! Well, once again, when I noticed the bottle was getting low and I went to buy a replacement at Walmart, I couldn’t find it. They weren’t carrying it anymore. Not at Target. Not at Walgreens. Gone—augh!! Fortunately, I did a search online and found out that Lowe’s carries the Sea Mineral soap, so I did a mad dash after dinner the other night and bought four of the six bottles they had on the shelf. The cashier reassured me they would be getting more in again soon, so I can at least buy my favorite soap at Lowe’s…for a while. Whew!

But this whole experience got me to thinking…I recalled a Scripture about not getting comfortable here in this world because this is not our permanent home. We have better things to look forward to in heaven.

“Friends, this world is not your home, so don't make yourselves cozy in it”.
~1 Peter 2:11a The Message

“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”  
~Hebrews 13:14 NLT

So perhaps, in God’s own unique way, He’s reminding me that these meager creature comforts are not what should be making me happy. I shouldn’t come to rely on these simple goods because there are much better things in store for me. So, the next time I discover another product I love has been discontinued or the stores are no longer carrying them, I won’t feel so frustrated and instead I’ll remember:

 “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.”
~Lamentations 3:24

Fun at the park with Bryce and Matthew

Look who's lookin' a little green!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder Dawn. I tend to forget those words when I find one of my favorites discontinued.



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