I sit at the dinner table, scrolling through emails, tweeting about the silly stuff that happened in the day and updating a Facebook status to read “Finally sitting down to eat with the family.”
Meanwhile, little voices and big voices chit chat around the table, and I’m oblivious. Lost in a world of too many connections and to much chatter. So much so that I can’t even hear the sound of my own family. I want to hear what they are say, but there’s too much background noise, the chatter becomes a low roar in my ears.
I can’t focus, my mind is in a muddle. I don’t even know who to pay attention to…the emails, the tweets, the Facebook friends….
I just want to listen to MY FAMILY!!!!
It’s time to start listening, to blockout the background noise and start listening to the REAL voices at my dinner table.
So I’m pulling the plug.
Disconnecting in order to reconnect.
It’s time to …
My favorite song Awake the Soul by Mumford and Sons says it best…
In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life
It’s time to reinvest in my family, to listen and just “be” with them.
Because life is too short for mindless chatter.
This space will still have some words to share this week, even though I’m going dark. It’s time for a GREATEST HITS week, so tomorrow and Friday I will be posting my favorite Bigger Picture Moment and Sound Bytes of the Week.
Enjoy, and I encourage you take a moment and reconnect too, you never know what you may hear.