"Precious moments of opportunity to interact and converse with our children dissolve when we are occupied with distractions. Why not choose a time each day to disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other?
Simply turn everything off. When you do this, your home may seem quiet at first; you may even feel at a loss as to what to do or say. Then, as you give full attention to your children, a conversation will begin, and you can enjoy listening to each other."
I love this quote. We live in this crazy-busy society. It is non-stop movement. We run here, there and literally everywhere. We have appliances to make our work easier so that we have even more time to run faster. We take the kids to dance, sports, school events, church, youth activities and even more events. Sometimes, it seems as if it will never slow down. Sometimes it seems as if I will never slow down. Turning everything off seems like heaven to me right now. Just think what it would be like to have no phone, no TV and no ipods. I could actually hear my children when they are sitting next to me. More important, they could actually hear me. I think that busyness can be the curse of our society. We get so wrapped up in so many good things, that we can't see the things that are better just around the corner. It is harder and harder to hear the spirit of the Lord with all the noise and confusion in our lives. So, I say, let's all turn off technology for a moment or a time or even a day. Let's just take a few extra minutes to get acquainted again with the people around us who mean the most to us. Let's enjoy our time together and make it something really special.