Today I invite you to join me in exultation about my new body-hygiene tool, an *ECOTOOLS Bristle Bath Brush! My first reason for delight: The old brush was starting to injure me—it kept coming apart in pieces large enough to dent my toes. Like autumn leaves, its bristles kept falling out of the handle, making it hard for my rubber ducky to swim. And it may have been secretly harboring dangerous mole spores—the kind that makes you sing off-key during a bathing episode.
My new brush makes me “look beautiful and live beautifully”—ECOTOOLS’ brand tagline—because it’s “designed with cruelty-free bristles” and features an ergonomically correct handle that doesn’t give me tennis elbow while trying to scrub away the filth and grime that wants to make its home on my torso. Think of it, NO CRUELTY because of those bristles and NO ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES while bathing! (My rubber ducky is squeaking in sheer ecstasy.)
You may not need any further reasons to accept my invitation— to revel, exclaim, rejoice—but let me offer several others. My new bristle bath brush also exfoliates and detoxifies my skin, which renders me not only non-poisonous but also freed from the extra weight of old skin! I am assured by the manufacturers that I will be left with “soft, smooth, and glowing skin”—a definite plus for an older fellow like me, who had imagined that his later years would be characterized by the cruelty of dangerous bathing events and dull layers of extra epidermis.
Should you think I am kidding about this matter, let me assure you that you are entirely correct! My real purpose in writing this entry is to invite you to rejoice in the fact that this company, like unknown thousands of enterprises around the world, is doing something positive to offset what may seem like the inevitable deterioration of our world and our wellbeing. Think of it: Right now, as you are reading this not-so-silly blog, thousands of women and men—like the good folks at ECOTOOLS—are working diligently to improve lifestyles around the world. To develop new products and processes that don’t harm the environment—this bath tool uses renewable bamboo for its handle instead of plastic. To rethink what “wellbeing” might mean for large swaths of societies—not just for well-off older folks like me.
These good people may labor in obscurity, and that’s sad because all of us may need an occasional dose of legitimate hope to motivate us in our own vocations. That’s why this story also includes my invitation for you to ferret out—or just see right in front of you—all the places, all the people, all the ways in which God’s creating hand is still working, God’s love still showing. As with the ECOTOOLS Bristle Bath Brush, there are still many reasons for you to have courage and determination. To find yourself among the hope-bringers, the world-changers, the care-givers. (Yes, at your age!) You, too, may be bringing beauty to others’ lives. You, too, might be eliminating actual cruelties. You, too, might be evidence that God is still active, still in charge, still smiling at us all.
Especially at those of us who have purchased cruelty-free bristle bath brushes!!!!
*You can see for yourself why I am impressed by what’s behind this brand of personal care products by exploring this site: https://ecotools.com/story