“Washing your hands is an act of love.” ~ Dori Midnight
The 20 seconds recommended to “lather up” invite us to experience gratitude and wonder. Below, we offer some ways you might enjoy the opportunity to wash your hands. Notice how you feel when you intentionally cultivate gratefulness in an activity that could feel like an obligation.
How does your experience of handwashing change when you embrace it as an opportunity to practice gratefulness?
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In recent years, I’ve occasionally thought about the Muslim practice of the 5 times daily call to prayer, wondering if I could somehow incorporate a similar practice into my life (as a Christian). Stopping 5 times a day seemed too much to me, but now we have the wonderful opportunity to practice “ablutions”, the Muslim practice of purifying the body before prayer. While ablutions involves cleansing much of the body, I think just the hand washing part by itself is the perfect opportunity to pray or meditate while we do it. Think of hand washing as an opportunity to stop and reflect on all the gifts we are given in our lives or to think about the people who need our care and compassion in this time of COVID-19. Peace be upon you.
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