Life still crazy? Take the summer challenge!

How’s your crazy life? It’s June and most schools are getting out soon. Church programs are winding down. The weather is warm, the days are longer and the summer is just around the corner!

Do you still feel stressed, grumpy and like life is too busy? Me too!

I recently read a great blog post by Michele Cushatt and she put out a great challenge. Check out her summer sabbatical plans. A challenge to unplug from social media, the Internet and some other computer related tasks for June and July!

Take the summerchallenge!

That seems pretty drastic but I wonder what we could do with that time?

Could we read a book?

Take a nap?

Work in the garden?

Go for a walk?

Chat on the phone with a friend?

Better yet meet for coffee with that friend?


Read the Bible?

Play with a child?

Just sit and enjoy the silence?

Play a game?

Stroll in the Mall and window shop?

Sit by the lake and watch the waves?

Oh that list sounds like fun to me! Things I’ve been too busy to do and miss in my life.

I extend a challenge to you today!

TODAY’S little STEP: Take a break from social media, or whatever technology takes up too much of your time. Get back to the basics. Rest your mind and your body and be refreshed!

I have prescheduled the next set of blog posts so that my blog spot is still active.

I will be taking a break from Facebook and Pinterest and using that time to rest and restore.

I will still be using Email and my phone.

Who’s with me?


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3 thoughts on “Life still crazy? Take the summer challenge!

  1. Great stuff, Dixie! By the way, the book she mentions (Soul Survivor by Phillip Yancey) is powerful. I picked it up at Value Village a couple of years ago. Sue


  2. Hi again, Dixie!

    I was just decluttering a pile of papers when I came across your post from February. I was blessed once again by your reflection the day before Valentine’s Day. I had printed it as I appreciated your thoughts concerning our loss of Barry and the fresh perspective it gave us on how fragile and precious life is and the importance of treasuring each day and each relationship.

    Many of the papers that had piled up in the spot I was tidying went in the trash, but the pages of your heartfelt, thought-provoking writing are going in my “Barry Binder!” Rereading cards, letters, thoughts expressed on paper by myself and others is a comfort and inspiration to me. I am still working at wrapping my head around the fact that he will be resting in that little cemetery north of his home instead of ambling across the campground to join us at the fire pit at Skookum next month.

    Be encouraged that your blog posts have a longer life than just the week that you first share them with us!

    Looking forward to seeing you and your family soon! Love, Sue


    1. Thanks so much Sue for your encouragement to me! It seems when I really write from my life and my heart it touches other lives too!
      Looking forward to lots of lakeside visits too!


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