Why is it that we almost go into orbit when a battery runs down. If it is for a device like a cell phone, laptop, camera, Kindle, or other similar device, it means that you have to shut down and get the thing charged.
The last time the hubs and I were shopping, we did find a temporary fix for this. It is a battery that plugs into the port so that you may use the device in a pinch. It isn't for long-time use. Other items we use that are battery powered, can be used when we change out the batteries.
Have you heard the saying, "I need to recharge my batteries", in reference to checking out of the daily routine and doing something else for a day or two? This process is most necessary in promoting physical and mental health. I know that when I stay in the 'zone' of writing and marketing my books for too long, I feel my strength and imagination begin to break down. It is then necessary for me to close the laptop and do something different. That usually involves hanging out with the people I love.
I am blessed to be a grandmother with opportunities to care for and visit with my grandchildren as often as time and distance will allow. Our three oldest come and stay four to six weeks with us every summer. Sometimes, they come at spring break. Our other two live closer and we have them for shorter periods of time. This Friday through next Friday I will be on 'Meme duty' with 14 month old Elijah. His 5 year old sister is in school, so she will stay with her other grandmother who lives in the same town.
Elijah has never stayed here without his big sister and he is cutting six teeth. This could be either very good or very bad for him. Our plan is to shower him with attention and love on him a bunch. I know this will be a battery charging time for me as far as writing and marketing goes. I am looking forward to forming a one-on-one relationship with the little guy. He has already won my heart.
The lesson here is to not take opportunities like this as a set back in reaching your goals. Take it as a fresh breeze flowing through your mind and body allowing the cobwebs to be swept away. I know I will get more from this than the little guy I am loving on.