How much time do you spend blogging, twittering or facebooking?
(Me? Quite a bit.)
How much time do you spend thinking about what to blog, twitter or facebook about?
(Me? Even more time.)
It hit me this weekend as I was splayed out on our freshly mowed lawn, with sunlight warming my shoulders. The 3 boyz jumped crazily on the trampoline in my periphery. Hubby was in front of me, doing yardwork with the weedwhacker.
It never occurred to me to just sit there and soak it all in. Look at us. Look at what we've created. Look at what I've got right in front of me! LOOK AT MY LIFE. A hard-working husband, 3 energetic boyz playing together nicely, warm sunshine, nowhere to go, nowhere else to be...
Nope. I was thinking that I needed to get the camera to take a picture so I could blog about it later.
Cue Oprah. Because that was my light bulb moment.
Because of this social media frenzy, I honestly think I (well, we) have lost the magic of living in the here and now. I don't know about you, but it seems like my mind is always racing, trying to think of short, yet witty, status updates. Trying to compose blog posts in my head. Trying to take pictures on the camera so I can blog about them later.
Maybe we all should do less writing and more living.