I’ve been struggling with something for a while. I’m sure I’m not alone and it almost seems ridiculous to point out the obvious…something we all know, but just can’t seem the say out loud. Maybe that’s what makes it seem so hard to admit. It’s like we are all in a little club that knows the truth, but we continue to keep silent about. And, we are raising our kids to be just like us.
I’m talking about not living in the moment. Choosing to ignore those closest to me for what?: check a Facebook post? See how many likes I got on Instagram? See what the latest gloom and doom is on the news? Open up that email that was just delivered? Who the flip cares?
Here’s what actually happens when I slide that arrow over on my screen:
I rob my kids trying to share a story with me.
I rob my husband when we he wants to just watch a movie with me.
I rob my friends when we are sharing and laughing at dinner.
Who wants to be friends with a robber? Not me!
I’m not a guilt-trip type of person, and you may not wrestle with this type of dilemma, but I am asking you: Do you struggle with the same thing? Do you desire to disconnect to reconnect? Do you want to be more present?
Tell me your thoughts! Tell me your struggles! I’m listening…