Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Plugging In

 I woke up this morning and wandered into the living room.  It was light out, but the room was dim, so first thing, I plugged the Christmas tree in.  I let the dog out, made coffee, and then retreated to my office to do a little writing and have some quiet time.  When I got in there, my chair was piled with a speaker system recently used at a friend's birthday party.  I wanted to listen to some music while I worked, so before I got started with anything else, I took the speakers and plugged them in.

Recently, I packed for a trip and secretly hoped The Pastor didn't come in the room while I was stuffing things into my bag.  Mr. low-tech just doesn't understand all the technology required for a proper vacation, or what it takes to keep said technology charged up and ready to use.  Besides the laptop and power cord, I obviously need chargers for my iPod, cell phone, digital camera, and camcorder.  Much is required to keep my life running, and rather than the regular amenities, my main concern when choosing a hotel is how many power outlets they have in the rooms.  I require a lot of plugging in.  (And we haven't even discussed electric hair-care products.)

A week or so ago, I noticed that I'd neglected to plug in something very important.  Myself.  I felt drained and tired; dry and alone.  I looked over at my Bible, which hadn't been touched since the Sunday before.  I considered my prayer life, which had consisted of selfish words mumbled as I fell off to sleep each night; and I thought about the mental energy I'd wasted on the wrong things.  I realized that it had been too long since I had properly connected with my power source. Maybe that happens a little more easily during the Christmas season (which is actually very ironic), but either way, I better continually address the issue or I will lose "charge".

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.  Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go plug in....

2 comments:

MommaMindy said...

From another well "plugged-in" techno type A person, I am totally feeling the power drain you spoke of. Thank you for the charging analogy....off to plug-in!

Kelly H-Y said...

Great advice and analogy ... and beautiful picture! Merry Christmas!

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