via Daily Prompt: Recharge



While we all seem to be connected through technology, we are also connected to our own energy source. I have found that all too often I am more apt to charge my phone’s battery than my own.

I really want to be better at recharging.

Recently a friend of mine was diagnosed with Mononucleosis. It was a welcome diagnosis because she has been feeling very run down and her doctor told her there were some potentially scary causes for her condition. She was relieved but frustrated all at once. “How does a respectable, grown woman get mono?” She texted me. I reminded her that Kevin Siegrist, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, has battled mono this season too and he is in prime physical condition. It just happens.

I told her to rest and recharge and she would be better in no time.

At almost the exact same time, someone else that I love texted to tell me that she had cracked two ribs. (We knew they were probably cracked, but she was too stubborn to go to the doctor.) I offered to make dinner and help her around her house so that she could rest. Her response was that she was just going to keep working and they were only a little sore. How are we ever going to get the soreness to go away if she doesn’t rest and recharge???!!!???

Well, I know it’s like me, the pot, calling the kettle black in this situation but maybe that is why I am a good source for this message. We need to find ways to allow our hearts, minds, and bodies to recharge.

Rested bodies are more productive. Rested minds think more clearly. Rested hearts love more easily.

Today I challenge you to find way to recharge yourself. Stop and take some deep breaths. Turn off the phone, computer, tv, and radio. Tune into what makes you calm. Meditate, pray, or nap. Find a way to get your juices restored and recharge your weary self.

Taking time to recharge can only make us happier and more productive in the long run. Put your energy and intents into restoring peace in your heart and mind. This will allow your efforts to have a greater charge. It is okay to be still. Be still. Be peaceful. Recharge.

By: Melanie A. Peters


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