Today I'm powering down my laptop.
I'm resisting the seduction of distraction.
I'm getting real and getting present.
And I'm asking myself: would I rather look into this screen or into these eyes?
My answer is obvious when I stop to ask.
It's just that I sometimes forget to ask.
I get to choose:
Laptop screen or the sledding hill?
Emails or card games?
Facebook or baking bread?
It doesn't seem so difficult when I put it that way.
So I'm unplugging today. Even though it will be hard.
A little uncomfortable.
I'm doing it anyway.
Because I know what really matters is right here and nowhere else.
Not out there in the interwebs, but inside of my own heart.
If you need me, I'll be here – painting with my kids, knitting these slippers, and talking to my partner.
And the silence will be filled with laughter and love instead of the distraction of this screen.
Will you join me?
It has the power to change our lives.