"Heavenly Father . . . is a God of creation and compassion. Creating and being compassionate are two objectives that contribute to our Heavenly Father's perfect happiness. Creating and being compassionate are two activities that we as His spirit children can and should emulate."
Elder Dieter F Uchtdorf
I love and appreciate a good lotion, and I'm always grateful to have access to it. Of course we had Johnson and Johnson Baby lotion at our house when I was small, but when I was five or six years old I received a bottle of Jergen's lotion a friend who came to my birthday party. I was thrilled by the gift! The smell reminded me of my Grandmother, and I have loved the scent of Jergen's ever since.
While I was growing up my Mother always had a supply of Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion on hand, and it was often used, especially by those hardworking members of the family who were out in the varied weather milking, hauling hay, and caring for the other animals on our family farm. My dear mother also bought and gifted me with various of the wonderful smelling Avon lotion products. I remember that I especially liked the Timeless and Sweet Honesty fragances.
When I left home and went away to college, all of the students in our dorms were "gifted" nice little welcome packages with several samples of products, one of which was a small bottle of Oil of Olay moisturizer. I loved how light it was, and have used it for years. Several years later I was shopping in a drug store and overheard two women talking about a small tube of St. Ive's Body lotion that was on sale. One of them stated that she was a nurse who had to wash her hands numerous times during the day, and that this was the lotion that was used in her workplace. I was a young mother at the time who did a lot of cleaning and diaper changing and handwashing myself. It sounded like a good recommendation to me, so I bought some too, and have been using it ever since. Well, ocassionally I will try to be frugal and buy another, cheaper brand, but I always go back to my St Ives. This probably sounds more like a commercial than a gratitude blog post, but I promise that I have not been recruited or compensated in any way, shape or form for this blog post. I truly am grateful to be blessed with wonderful products to care for my skin, and to not have to resort to dry, cracked and sore skin or to using animal fat or other such items to keep my skin happy. I'm grateful for lotion!