Friday, November 16, 2012

Stay in the Moment

This week's Five Minute Friday prompt is Stay.


In our over-connected society it takes a real effort to stay in the moment.   Between computers, smart phones, social media and endless other distractions it's easy to get caught up in what's happening with someone else somewhere else.
I just returned from a Caribbean cruise.   I made a conscious effort to stay in the moment.   Enjoy the beach.  The show.  The hammock.  The book.   The food.   I did not need "bow2stern" wifi.    I didn't need to watch tv.    I didn't need to watch the election results come in. 
Over the period of 7 days, I only went on Facebook from an ice cream stand in Cozumel.   Other than that, I was basking in the sun and not worrying about what was going on with everyone else everywhere else.  
It drives me crazy when people are checking their phones at dinner or while being a part of a conversation.    You can't be in two places at once.   Either be present or stay home.  
Sharing your thoughts and pictures with friends is great.   Staying connected with friends all over the world is amazing and important.    It's a matter of balance.
Life is made up of individual moments.    Stay present. 


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  1. Awesome post! I agree its very important to stay in the moment. I just lost my grandma in October and learned just how much those last moments mattered to me. In her last moments I was literally in the moment nothing else mattered in those minutes.

  2. I love this. I see people having lunch, but each of them are on their phones. Here and there, every where people are avoiding each other, gazing at their phones and we're missing those precious, ever-lost, present moments. I always say, love the ones you're with, connect with everyone else later. GREAT approach to the prompt.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments! Had a "friendsgiving" last night and it was great to sit down with 20 friends and just be in the moment. A moment with lots of food and wine...



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