I don't know about you, but I needed a bit heaping dose of RE-BOOT in my life.
What do I mean?
I have been so sluggish and grumpy lately, thanks to the weather.
I am so tired of seeing and hearing about all the violence all around the world and in my own town.
I am sad reading about all the singers/actors of our time passing away.
I am so missing family and friends (who are in heaven) during our holiday occasions.
I needed to be re-booted or re-charged in the worst way.
I feel so much better now (although still missing people). WHAT DID I DO? Well, sometimes life just takes care of what we need!!!!!
The weather changed drastically, and we have had decent temperatures and sunny skies! I needed the sun so badly.
I have gotten outside and done some REAL work - exercised and worked my body to tiredness, and breathed in lots of fresh air. It really does make me feel better!
Sometimes you just have to turn off the news - the stuff is still going to happen - I just don't need to hear about it every day. That doesn't mean I don't care - but we all need a break.
People die - we are at that age that many of our contemporaries are passing on. YES, it's sad and kind of scary - but we all know that age doesn't always have anything to do with it.
Lastly, it seems that fate, God, coincidence, whatever you want to call it - stepped in.
We are not big movie people, at least I am not. G watches far more TV than I do. I happened to be glancing through the FREE channels that we received this past weekend, and recorded many movies for him. Two of those movies I sat and watched with G, plus a You-Tube movie he pulled up. Mind you, I hardly ever do that.
They were what I needed. They made me stop and think, look at the world through new eyes AGAIN, and be more appreciative of EVERYTHING.
We watched The Shack. Love, love, love this movie. Bad things happen to good people, We all get sad, we all experience terrible loss, we all get depressed, but we are NEVER alone!
We watched Miracles from Heaven. It is based on a true story. At times we all have our faith tested to the max, but again we are NEVER alone.
On You Tube we watched The Heart Christmas, about a child dying (based on true story). This movie was presented by St. Jude. Make life the best possible, in every moment you have, then when the time comes, AGAIN we are NEVER alone.
We watched all three of these movies 'by chance' in 3 days. Was it 'by chance'? Some will say yes. Others will say we were guided. Me - I think it was SUPPOSED to happen when it did. I needed to see them - to re-boot my mind, body, and soul.
I needed the reminder of thankfulness, love, faith, and beauty in the most minute things.
We all get so busy at this time of the year. We all get so overwhelmed at this time of the year. We all get sad, lonely, and somewhat depressed this time of the year.
DO SOMETHING to rejuvenate yourself.
It takes NO money, just a little time. Pray/meditate, read your book of worship, watch a movie that has a message, read a touching book, breathe the air and work the work, help others, commune with nature........
Whatever it is - DO IT! Take some time for you. We all need that "me" time once in a while to recharge our batteries.
Don't feel selfish about it. If you need it - do it.
Re-boot, recharge, whatever you want to call it, so you can truly ENJOY ALL the holidays have to offer.
Be blessed my friends and remember you are NEVER alone.