Snatched from my Inbox – a text message from cousin Bernie:

Practice the pause…

When in doubt, practice the pause.

When angry, practice the pause.

When tired, practice the pause.

When stressed, practice the pause.


Clear the mind…

View from a different perspective…





Even your heart needs rest.

I have been into frequent pauses in updating my blog. There comes a time in our lives that things become so taxing; and even the cakes and ales can become so boring. That is why I did not promise myself to write one blog post each day. I know I will not be true to my promise. Monotony can consume the entirety of it all. So pause I did.

I don’t want to stop. Blogging, is what I mean. Somehow it has become a therapy. But during times that work and house chores become toxic, I pause with no further ado. The negative emotions from being dead-tired, stressed, depressed, et al, will surely manifest.

So, if this blog has no updates for quite sometime again in the future, I am only taking a pause. “Will be back shortly” – wish I can create a blinking badge with that phrase.

15 thoughts on “Pause…

  1. I know what you mean Bingskee ! I love blogging so lych but then if it will become toxic, I stop, reflect and organize myself πŸ™‚ ! Anyway, friends will understand if there will be no updates…that means something is keeping you busy !

    btw, this is haze ! sorry I log in from my wordpress site !


  2. i truly know and empathize with what you mean… we all need the PAUSE at certain points in our lives… i just came from a quite a long PAUSE and up to now still needing it. πŸ™‚


  3. hi, haze. i know friends will understand. but i think i owe everyone who visits a ‘small explanation’ on why i neglect posting and visiting their blogs. it makes me feel guilty at times πŸ™‚

    we all need these pauses in our lives, nalen. it rejuvenates. πŸ™‚

    hi, kyels! think everybody can relate with this. πŸ˜€

    hope,stranger , that you will find peace with it. wish you all the best. πŸ˜‰

    yes, luchie. it is time to reflect, to ponder. it is a time for peace. πŸ™‚

    thanks, verns. πŸ™‚

    ha ha thank you for that warm comment, mon.


  4. I do exercise pausing myself. Better safe than sorry. I might say things I might regret later on.

    and yes, I have not blogging as often as I used to because of work. Too bad for writing and bloghopping has been a habit of mine.


  5. We need a break from things from time to time. I think it’s healthy.

    As for me, I’m on “indefinite leave” from blogging due to health reasons. πŸ™‚


  6. hi,jayred. would that mean i would not be reading updates for a longer time? i would miss reading your chronicles. but health is more important. as rhodora had said, blogging should not be taken as a task. i just hope you’d be well the soonest possible time to relate your adventures (and misadventures :- D ) again. my prayers for you, jayred. πŸ™‚


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