Walking around, heads down. Eating at the table, fingers tapping. Sitting together on the couch, faces lit with little screens.
When did we stop noticing things?
I’m as guilty as the next person of letting my phone distract me. You’ll find me in the evenings, wandering through the internet on my laptop. And I spend my fair share of time in front of the television.
And every moment I’m looking at a screen, I’m failing to notice.
It hurts because it’s true. Our attraction to technology tears us away from the beauty and blessings around us. Just tonight, I missed a falling star while I was Twittering it up with some friends. It’s not wrong…sometimes it’s just too much.
[Tweet “We “feel” connected, and yet we become more and more withdrawn from the world.”]
But enough of it. This week, I’ll be writing my way to Thanksgiving with a mini-series on noticing the blessings in everyday life. I’ll be hiding my phone more and staying present in real life. Because as amazing as technology is, the world around us is even more amazing.
When was the last time you noticed?
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