You have to plan. I woke up with ideas of brown eyes and an annoyed little girl named Amy in my head. I vaguely remembered a story about Amy Carmichael being upset about her eye color and her story would be a wonderful illustration for the Sunday school lesson I was supposed to be teaching later that day. I did open my computer to check my facts. Then I closed it. All day.
Grace. Give yourself grace. I totally forgot that the recipes that I wanted to cook were naturally all on Pinterest, so one of the Sundays I had to hop over there for a recipe. I didn't however, check my facebook, or Twitter, or my email.
The best part about this whole experience is that my list of writing "to-do's" could get completely put on hold. There was no pressing boulder trying to squash me during worship or an overwhelming "I must get this done" distracting me while I played with my children. I was able to actually relax while not feeling as if I needed to accomplish a task because let's face it, the to-do list never fully changes to the "done" list.
So what did I do while I wasn't on the computer? I had some friends over.
I folded laundry, though somehow my dining room table is still covered
after my friends left, of course.
I read some books
and I enjoyed my kiddos.
I did open my laptop to listen to my music.
my little brother got engaged
and then came over to visit
this is me with him and
my cluttered kitchen
(jeans: GAP thrifted, shirt: DeclareIt thrifted,
sweater: thrifted, headband: borrowed from Isabella)
I completely recommend going unplugged
even if it is just for one day.
Have you ever?
What was your experience?
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