posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 08:20 AM
I recently took a break from all things electronic and found myself getting back to all that is good in life. I must say that I don't do it often
enough by far, but when I do I always have the best time I've had in a while.
This most recent break my husband and I took our two year old grandbaby up into the national forest, a spot we love where we also took our children
from the time they were babies. Heck, they go there themselves now that they are adults. We had the most fun ever!
In our day to day lives we are clouded by the insistent beeping of our electronic devices and bombarded by ever worsening bad news of politics, war,
crime and natural disasters. Sometimes we get so caught up in all of it that we forget the simplest most wonderful pleasures that life can bring.
As we all painted each other with mud from the creek all thoughts of sorrow in the world magically disappeared. Holding my grandbaby's hand as we
chased a floating leaf down the creek made me forget all about the current political climate and looming mid-eastern wars. Sending a Barbie doll down
the waterfall made all thoughts of electronic devices and news programs completely fade away. While dangling our toes in the water watching the
minnows gather around them I had not one thought of any impending doomsday scenarios. As we made a pile of multi-colored rocks we collected from the
stream I had no thought of "Obamacare" or "zombie outbreaks". I didn't care about any of the things that come along to fog my brain every day.
I guess the point is that sometimes we all get too caught up in the drama of every day living and it's fog of electronic haze. I think that if we
don't step back and put all of it completely from our minds every once in a while all we are doing is causing ourselves unnecessary suffering. Little
children don't think about all of that stuff and look at how well they sleep at night. I'm sleeping better now too, dreaming of mud painting and
sending Barbie down the waterfall.
Just give it a go- it doesn't hurt to be a little kid again every once in a while!