We're human beings.
When we wake up, most of us are barely conscious of the air we take in and breath out. We are putting our clothes on, getting ready to face the world and whatever challenges await us. We grab the coffee/latte/whatever-will-get-us-through-this at our local "Java Jo", and stare aimlessly at our devices while ordering rather than-GASP!-socializing with the other humans around us.
Fast forward approximately 8 hours, and we're pulling in the driveway, grabbing our mail, and what are we doing? Staring at our devices.. In fact, that commute home gave our minds time to wander, think, imagine, and all the while giving us a serious case of "Screen Withdrawal"..
What would happen though, if for one day, there were no cell phones or tablets for us to share our (miss)adventures?
Did you notice the "miss" in misadventures? That's because I profoundly believe that so many of our experiences are missed or lacking all because so much attention is paid to that screen..
How many wonderful ideas or creative inspirations have been missed from looking down? I'm committing to putting my phone away one evening a week and on family/friend outings unless there's an absolute emergency.
They will appreciate it and the fact that I will be with THEM rather than whomever is texting (THIS DOESN'T APPLY IF IT'S YOUR MOTHER CALLING YOU-LOL).
Will you commit to one day a month, or even one evening every week?
Thank you for sticking with me, even when I'm silent for a long time!
P.s. Here's a pic of me and my teen girls enjoying a day, that was definitely NOT wasted staring at a screen!