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Friday, June 11, 2010

Overload antidote

Monarch Butterfly

This morning Don and I we were talking about how in today's world we are all bombarded with so many digital things. Cell phones, computers, TV, radios, blogs, twitter, facebook, the internet, are all places that divide and compete for our attention. Many of these are essential to our work and life. In the course of a day we use all of them and sometimes we feel overloaded.

What helps diminish that feeling? For us, it's nature, birds, gardens and being outdoors. Just, even for a moment, watching a butterfly, seeing our bluebird, having a hummingbird come to sip nectar from our feeder just feet from our nose, smelling a rose in our garden, making a point to go out on our deck at night and watch the wonderful firefly fireworks going on right now — renews us, relaxes us, connects us and is the antidote for overload.

Enjoy your weekend and try some antidotes.

(Okay, okay, I am getting sucked into bloggers new templates and trying a new look for our blog, so our blog format and colors looks different than yesterday. I cannot resist. It's still the same blog. Blogger, still part of the overload.)

6 comments:

Amy B said...

The new format is easy on the eyes. And when I am overloaded, I like to escape to my sanctuary, the woods and trails near my house. May peace be with you...

Joy K. said...

I agree. I'm fortunate enough that my patch of Not-So-Big Woods surrounds my house, so you can't look out a window without seeing trees or birds or interesting insects, or squirrels eating the petunias. Actually, that last item causes stress.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If it were not for the peaceful moments in nature,where would we be?
I find the new templates irresistible,so keep on having fun.
Blessings,Ruth

Justin and Valerie Valleau said...

Our modern world is more than an overload. It's an overload of stress. Every time I get to watch a bird, or a butterfly, or anything in nature, I get to take a breath. I wish we were closer to the outdoors instead of in a city. I really detest cities..... Glad to see you trying the new blogger. You're right, more of the overload, but some of it is addictive........

forestal said...

Like your new format - i also have been playing. I 2nd your thoughts, nothing like mother nature to calm one's soul and show us what really matters.

dan

Anonymous said...

I like the new look.