A social media fast, that is.
I was inspired last week, when a friend looked me straight in the eye and said I don't know what you would do without your phone. And he was right. I am constantly looking at my phone.
Are there any comments on my blog post today?
Has anyone liked my Instagram picture?
What's going on on Twitter?
It's gross, guys. I really am glued to my phone. It's a wonder that I can make it through a Bible reading or church service without checking it, but you know I am wondering what will show up on that screen when I finally do look.
I've read that fasting can bring you closer to the Lord, and so I decided to do it. But I knew that food was not what I needed to abstain from (except actually that would probably be a good fast for me too), I needed to take myself out of the social media world.
Maybe it was only for a day, and maybe that's nothing in the grand scheme of things. But for me, it isn't. For me, it was the perfect reminder of what's important. When I'm with people, I want to be present. But more importantly, when I'm with the Lord, I want to be with the Lord. I don't want my mind to be wandering off to Blogland or Instagram or Twitter.
I don't think these are bad things. In all honesty, blogging has been nothing but a blessing in my life. It has shown me how to appreciate each and every moment, because hey, this could turn into an awesome blog post.
It has introduced me to some amazing new hobbies, like cooking, reading and taking thousands of pictures of ev-ery-thing.
And it's allowed me to get deep with my thoughts, and my faith. Sometimes, I'm not sure who to go to with those deep thoughts that flood through my head. But now, I can put those thoughts into a simple blog post, and share it with any of you who are amazing enough to read it.
And most importantly, it has led me to you guys. Yes, you. Maybe we talk on a regular basis through e-mail. Or, maybe you just come here every once and a while to skim recent posts. Either way, I am so thankful that you're here. And I'm so thankful to be a part of this beautiful, beautiful Blogland.
I want to remember these things that I love about the social media world. But, I also want to remember the real world. I want to remember the people who are here. The people who are living this thing called life with me. The people who actually give me something to blog about. Because I love them too, and I want to make sure that I never give them a reason to think that I've checked out.
Anyway, thanks for listening to my rambling. A little serious for a Friday post, right?
Well, here's some inspiration for you today. I know I could always use some.
I love you all. Thanks for being some of the beautiful reasons for me to be happy.
Now let's make today ridiculously amazing, shall we?