TODAY THE WORDS are FEELING OVERWHELMED BY LIFE?  I wake up; get started with my day and today’s duties and tasks start pouring in. As I write the blog, sip on my coffee, and suddenly without warning, the feeling of being overwhelmed hits me. I would say that I am a true multi-tasker and can juggle with the best of them; but even Ms. Multi-tasker as I am, I can get overwhelmed. So this is why the reason for writing about being overwhelmed in life has been chosen as my topic for today. Holidays, family reunions, lunches with husband and friends, birthday parties and gifts, trips, and all other good things used to “overwhelm” me with excitement. That is a good form of overwhelming! With all of the uncertainty in the world, we are finding ourselves overwhelmed with scandals, elections, news media, international events and tragedies, nature’s fury, and people dying too young from too many awful illnesses. These things might have been happening when we were young, but I don’t seem to recall a new tragedy or death happening every day. What I think we need to do sometimes, is to “underwhelm” ourselves by diffusing our thoughts. Turn off the TV and computers; relax and escape from the “overwhelming hits.” A good read, meditation, prayer, and family bonding without so much technology. Think of when we were younger and took camping trips, fishing trips, picnics, and adventure trips without all of the multi-tasking we do now. If you will stop for a second, put down the computer or phone you are reading this blog from and close your eyes and think of a time in your life when you were so relaxed, you fell asleep. That is exactly what I am talking about. A little “underwhelming” alias enjoyment of nature and God’s beauty that surrounds us is necessary to sustain life. We could use a little baking time, a little cuddling time, a little nurturing time, and a whole lot less “worrying, discussing, arguing, and depressing time”. We have serious tasks ahead in this country and in our lives, but for all of us that believe in a Higher Eternal Power…..Let’s throw it on God’s shoulders and I know He can say, “I’ve got this” if we relax in His Grace. Be a little UNDERWHELMED today and take a deep breath.

1 Peter 5:7 English Standard Version

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By sippingcupsofinspiration

A blogger since 2012, a published author of three Five Star romance novels, A MISTRESS, A WIFE and TELL ME LIES; LOVE ME STILL and RIDDLE ME THIS, LOVE OR BLISS. Still a small town girl with a lot of experience of people watching. Ten years of blogging experience.

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