Into the Belly of a Whale
While this phrase normally hints at a dangerous journey ahead, I don’t anticipate danger so much as simply a fairly brief (but hopefully fruitful) break from the world of blogging, Facebook and Twitter. Why? It’s just time. I’ve read accounts of others who’ve taken breaks and how refreshed they’ve felt afterward. Recently, I benefitted from an unplugged weekend with my family. I guess you could say that weekend cemented a thought that had been growing within me to take a step back from the online world for short while to tend to other important matters. This online world is just
too much fun too distracting. It’s mostly all good. I love the little community I’ve discovered out here. Dipping my toe into the vast ocean of online existence has expanded my world in wonderful ways. But I also believe that breaks, from almost anything we do routinely, are healthy. And so it shall be.
I will look forward to returning a week from today with Mama Mondays, Writing Wednesdays and Faith Fridays. Hopefully, those who faithfully read and enjoy Peace Garden Mama will still be with me after this short reprieve. I will look forward to that future reunion.
I recently had the privilege of hearing a talk given by Irish native Ronan Tynan, someone who cannot be summed up in a word or even two but is something of a living miracle. In that talk, Ronan said, “A smile is the cheapest drug on the market, and there are no side effects.” I love that, and it’s so true. So, for your viewing pleasure, I wanted to leave you with something that would (hopefully) make you smile. I’m pleased to share with you a watercolor drawing my son recently brought home from school depicting Jonah being swallowed by a big ol’ whale. Just remember, Jonah makes it out of the whale in fine shape and even goes on to do great things.
Peace be with you!