I read an article recently about a man who was in the park with his daughter. Surrounded by children playing, a cool breeze, a blue sky, and the sounds of nature, the author described himself as happily tweeting, texting, and keyboarding in cyberspace. The writer suddenly had an epiphany that although he was WITH his daughter he wasn’t WITH her at all. And I have found this to be true in my own life as well.
Sure I don’t tweet very often but hardly a day goes by that I don’t reach out and touch someone with Face Book or email. Heck there are days I even CALL people! And this while in my office, at the pool, in the car, while ignoring the sights and sounds around me.
Sound familiar? Sometimes we need to unplug and smell the roses, have the tea party, and leave the electronics at home. Even if they are wireless.