Friday, October 12, 2007

A Moment of Bliss

On the day of our anniversary hubby and I spent a lazy day together. In the afternoon we went to this spa to have a full body massage. It was a choice between a Manhattan, a Bronx and a Hawaiian massage. I chose the Hawaiian. It was a soft massage with a lot of oil and will concentrate mostly on the back and shoulder area. OMG! It felt sooooo good. I've had many massages before but this one was topping the charts. Now that's what I call bliss.

The woman who was giving me the massage seemed to know where everything ached and knew just how to attack it. With each stroke of her hands she removed the stress I felt when I talked to that very hard-to-please client and when she pressed my back she took away the strain in my neck as I was bent over my computer concentrating on finishing my reports, memos and e-mails. I was half-awake and half-asleep all through it all. I never wanted it to end.

I don't know what it did to my body but after that massage I seem to want to sleep all the time. Whenever my back touched my bed it's as if my body is in auto-shut off. Amazing! This surprises me because I am a late sleeper. My usual sleeping time is around 12:00am or if I'm reading a really good book 2:00am. I did not have that much time to blog and visit your sites. At night I was off to dreamland as soon as I enter our room.

I suddenly thought God was like a masseur in our lives. With each stroke of His hand He takes away our problems and pains. Each time we feel better and lighter. We entrust ourselves to Him and let Him shape us into His image and likeness.

I think each one of us deserves a moment like this. We need pampering, we need someone to take over our fears and tell us all will be well. Yes we are strong and yes we know we can take care of ourselves. But don't we all need someone to lean on, someone to smooth away the aches and pains of our soul? And guess what? We don't have to go far to get it, we don't even have to pay. It's free! He's just a breathe away...for those who have faith.

“Where there is FAITH, there is LOVE; Where there is LOVE; there is PEACE; Where there is PEACE; there is GOD; Where there is GOD; there is BLISS.” ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba


akanksha said...

"I suddenly thought God was like a masseur in our lives. With each stroke of His hand He takes away our problems and pains" i just loved this line...its ar eally amazinh thought...:-)
TAke care...

Sameera said...

So true.Faith moves mountains :)


Sophiagurl, glad you had a wonderful anniversary day!!!
I never knew there're actually different kinds of messages. Duh, I sometimes could be so clueless on certain things^_^

About God, Peace and "Bliss:"
I think there's peace in His love because He would embrace us no matter how the world regards us. THERE ARE NOT ANY LABELLINGS - and never will be.

This gives so much assurance for humans that His love is not measured by their works but only by His GRACE. "WE ARE THE APPLES OF HIS EYES." And I think I should call that A BLISS ^_^

Have a blessed weekend for you and your family! Take care there ^_^

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Sam said...

Hey, came across your blog through Akanksha's...
It was so thoughtful of your husband to come up with the massage thing..and I agree, you Do need someone to rely on, to count on at any point of life.. :)

louann said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!! Happy Anniversary (am sorry am a bit late in greeting).

Praying you and your hubby have another good year ahead!

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Akanksha - thanks dear! you take care too!

@@@Sameera - yes it sure does =)

@@@Annita - thank you my dear for that lovely addition and I totally agree with you.

Have a lovely week and thanks=)

@@@Sam - hi sam, glad to see you here. hope to see you back soon. and yes it sure was sweet of hubby to come up with something lovely as a massage=)

@@@Louann - no problem and I thank you for your prayers all marriages needs that. Take care!