Your prompt for #JusJoJan and my very first birthday-Stream-of-Consciousness-Saturday is: “icing on the cake.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “icing on the cake.” Enjoy!
I’ve found that it’s imperative to take, at least, short breaks from the 24/7 news cycles. The human mind and senses cannot actually process several things at once. If you’ve ever paid attention to a phone call and had your toddler destroy your living room as you do, you have a firsthand example.
There are absolutely important issues to be considered but the health and stamina, needed to address them, depends solely on us taking pauses. We actually get a chance to digest and critically assess problems by allowing our subconscious to work on them as we recharge.
Stepping away from problems also gives us a new look at them. We are more capable of seeing the Big Picture this way. Have you ever worked on a jigsaw puzzle and found yourself stumped only to walk away for a while and return finding it to be amazingly simpler? I think that shows us the value in a diverse daily routine. We’re more efficient when we dabble.
So, in this overwhelming time when we’re barraged with information, I hope we all can find our “icing on the cake” in our moments with family, friends, and pets. The “good stuff” arms us for intellectual battles best and, nowadays, we certainly need to remain sharp.
Happy Saturday Everyone!