For quite some time now, I have been feeling anxious. I worry about everything that is happening in the world. Concern about the environment and our future is all we ever seem to hear in the media and at school. I lie in bed each night trying to sleep but my mind is busy worrying about the future world I will be living in. Will there be any forests left? How will the cities cope with the pollution and the increase in population?
My mum is so concerned about me. She says I look so troubled and frown too much. She is always suggesting ways to help me sleep like yoga, breathing exercises and counselling. To date nothing has worked. Tonight mum has given me a small bottle of oil. Apparently the smell of it is supposed to calm you and make you less anxious. I’d certainly like to see that happen, but won’t be holding my breath for that.
I think I’ll have a bath as that always helps relax my mind somewhat. I tell mum that I will be having a bath and I’ll have dinner a bit later. Once in the bathroom I dim the lights, turn on some soft music and run the water. After adding some bath salts, I open the little bottle of oil and put a few drops in the warm water. Wow, it is different smelling stuff! Strongly herbal, but quite nice. It smells like my grandmother’s herb garden.