“Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.” Paul Cezanne
For awhile now, my MacBook cord has been slowly severing. I was down to having a few strands of connective wire. I began to need several hours to recharge it, and it hit me that perhaps my three-year protection plan was almost out. So I took it to The Apple Store. The word is still out on whether or not it is covered by my $250 plan, which incidentally was due to expire the very day I brought it to be serviced. (Lucky me.. we hope.)
Now, my computer says I’ve 3% charge time left, which means that I’ll need to attach my daughter’s plug before I finish this sentence. There– I made it, and now I’m reconnected at 1%.
This made me think about life in general. I’m in a state of needing to be recharged. The warranty is coming up soon, and if I don’t get it fixed in time, there will be repercussions. Christmas can be a great season to recharge if we choose not to overextend ourselves.
Here are 3 R’s needed to avoid power problems:
1. Rest – In addition to the busy Christmas season, I tried to do an on-line registration at a University in the States. Something went wrong, and instead of saving $50 for registration, I’m short sleep after getting up to try the conference call which was at mid-night our time. That’s how life is sometimes. We know that sleeping helps us stay charged up, but sometimes things happen.
2. Relaxation – We have a couple who comes down and takes us to a foot massage ever so often. It is not my thing to do, but when we finish, I do feel relaxed. My perfect day of relaxation would be a day to stay in my pajamas all day, drink coffee, read a good book, and use the computer. Every now and again, we need time to relax in order to recharge.
3. Renewal – Every year, I like to think through last year’s achievements and determine what I should do in the new year. The best scenario would include time to think, to pray, to read the Bible, and to plan. I like to end the year making new goals. Renewing my MacBook contract would be great though not possible, but renewing ourselves is much more important.
Are you experiencing a power shortage? If so, please take some time to get your electrical charge flowing again.