The world today has quickly become a can’t sit still culture. People seem to be uncomfortable with just being. Why do we feel we have to have something to do all the time? Why are we so impatient?
It has become a world of instant gratification. Instant access, instant coffee, instant TV, and a meal in an instant in a microwave oven. Coinciding with this has been new technologies that allow us to bring our phone, computer, and TV with us wherever we go. The incidents of car accidents caused by distracted driving has skyrocketed.
In all of this, do we even stop to think of what we are missing out on? In a Pediatrician’s waiting room, more parents are tuned into their phones than into their kids, who are climbing all over everything to try to get their parents attention. In our homes everyone is not in the living room talking about their day. They are shut away in their respective rooms typing away at little keys and then we wonder why we are so stressed out…
It’s time to put the devices down and spend time with each other. Do something meaningful. Take a bubble bath. Light a candle. Tuck someone in. Smile at someone you don’t know. Write a letter. Read a book. Take a nap. Play a board game. Throw a baseball. Watch it rain. Tickle someone. Savor the taste. Feel the softness. Plant a tree. Take a walk. Just be.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter any pet toys that are overabundant in your home. ~ Do you buy a new toy to amuse you pet with on a regular basis when their old toys are still in reasonable condition. Slowly they build up and then you find yourself throwing away the oldest or less loved items whether they are worn out or not. Think of the money you could save.
â€œIf we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think weâ€™d beÂ happy withÂ more?â€ â€” Unknown