I've found something WAY better than a day spa.
Forget paying OODLES of money to have yourself pampered.
(sidenote: I think we're plenty pampered enough already.)
What if I told you I got to go somewhere today and kick my feet up for two hours in a comfy chair- reading, watching TV, being offered blankets and movies to watch, being brought whatever food or drinks my heart desired?
I felt like a queen!
Oh! And while I was doing that, I was also doing something else.
I was saving lives.
I found out recently that I have a very rare blood type. I received a call on Friday from the Oklahoma Blood Institute, saying they needed my platelets because their supplies were low. There was a baby born prematurely in a local hospital with my blood type that needed donations.
Platelets only have a shelf life of 5 days, so they are constantly in need of donors.
I scheduled an appointment to go in today, and it was such a great experience!
I've never donated platelets before. Only whole blood. The platelet process takes two hours, which may be hard to squeeze into a daily schedule, but it is completely worth the effort. I went while the boys were at Mother's Day Out. And I would do it again in a heartbeat! (pun?)
If you have never given blood, or haven't done so in awhile, I encourage you to contact your local Blood Center and get your veins down there. Even if you feel afraid, or don't like needles, there is a point where you have to choose to not let your fear hold you back from compassion & generosity. From giving. Your momentary discomfort can restore a child to its parents... make strong someone who is weak... give hope to the desperate.
Better than a day spa.
Grab a friend and go down together- maybe in lieu of that pedicure or manicure you had planned... You won't regret it.
What a joy it is!