Tehcnology… its a wonder isn’t it? Connecting people people on a daily basis that are miles away or right next door, with out ever leaving the comfort of your home. But technology doesn’t always cut it, in fact, it can never compare to the wonder of making memories face to face with the people we love.
The birth of a friends baby.
The loss of a blogging friend’s son.
My husband being sick.
A good friend’s new son through adoption.
Missing my family.
Tragedy and Miracles all around.
All things that remind me how fleeting life is… How precious memories are… The importance of time spent face to face.
When I watched this video shared by a friend, I was once again convicted about how much time I spend online/on my phone. I’ve admitted before, that I have a smart phone addiction… its rarely out of my hands… its something I constantly struggle with. Its easy to get into bad habits with my husband on the road 5-6 days of the week. Constantly checking twitter, facebook, instagram via my phone when he’s on the road carries over into the days Hubby is actually home.
This summer I want to change that. I want to be purposeful about making memories with my loved ones. I want to get off the computer and off the phone! I want to have ideas and plans in place for quality time with my hubby. Plans that will get us off the couch and out into the sun. I want to do things together and make memories that will last a life time.
I’ll be honest, I’m not going to give up my phone or computer time entirely. I love blogging. I love checking in with friends on twitter and instagram. I love feeling like I know a little of whats going on in my friends lives. I love being able to share parts of my life too. I am planning on cutting back a bit, especially on the days that the Hubs is home! I want our quality to be full of actual QUALITY!
So please, do all those you love a favor. Put down the phone, get off the ipad, step away from the computer and give them your love and undivided attention! Who knows what kind of memories and connections you’ll make!