Friday, October 21, 2011

I am Living.

I have been thinking a lot lately about so many things.  I have seen so many other people feeling the same way.   We live in a technologically advanced world.  It is both a blessing and a curse.  I am so thankful for the ability to connect and communicate with friends and family states and continents over.   We have Facebook, Twitter, Skype,  LinkedIn, Flickr, Pinterest…etc to keep ourselves in the know.  However, something comes from that.  The inability to just let ourselves Be.  We are so engrossed in what the rest of the world is doing that we miss what is going on right in front of us. So many people are busy posting and uploading images of what they’re doing this very minute that I wonder if they’re truly able to enjoy the experience or if they’re waiting to see who comments.  I find myself logging into my social media sites for 5 minutes and before I know it an hour has passed…an hour that could have been spent otherwise.  We all have real people in front of us.  We all have real lives that are waiting for us to live them.  Life is so short and so precious…too precious to be buried in computer screens and smart phones. 

I have changed the way of doing things around here.   I work when family isn't here and when they are, the computer goes off.  The phones get put to silent and I just enjoy.   I spend more time outside with the fam planning and dreaming about our future and less time getting lost in what everyone else is doing.   I have a little girlies in this chaotic world and they deserve to have fam who are fully present in the moments in their lives.   They deserves more time exploring and less time waiting for me to get off of the computer.  They deserves a family sitting around the dining room table for dinner talking about their days and fort building in the living room. They deserve so much more than the time crazed, social media obsessed society we live in. They deserves Real. We all do.

I am making it a point to slow down.  To write hand written letters and to get on the phone to talk to those I love and miss.  I am putting away the video games, using my imagination, and playing board games.   I'm baking and cooking and enjoying taking too long to get out the door on the weekends. I'm soaking in the sun as long as this weather will let us…
I am Living…and I couldn’t be happier.