Have you ever had a wake up call? One where you just felt like you had been slapped in the face? I had a similar experience this summer. Our family took a wonderful road trip and slowed down our pace of life for 2 weeks. It was like a taste of what we’ve been missing. My children were electronics-free and had so much fun playing simple games such as hoops and sticks:
We were given a life-lesson on how to take time to enjoy the little things.
And I was convicted. I realize how FAST we move. How busy our family is. How much time we waste in front of the tv and other electronic devices. I lived without my computer for two whole weeks. Can you believe it? TWO WHOLE WEEKS. Granted, I still had my iphone, and probably did check facebook daily, but being without a computer was a big change for me. A good change.
Since then, we’ve made some changes. We’re still not where I aspire to be, but I’m trying very hard to focus on what’s important ~ My relationship with my children, my spouse, and most importantly, my God. And even though it may be difficult, and it’s a daily challenge, I still am trying to live more simply. I want to manage better the things God has given me – most specifically my time, my money, and my household. So, am I ready to become Amish, work for my living and live without the modern conveniences such as electricity? Not quite. But I do think there are things I can do to live a more simple life. And I challenge you to hold me to them and join me for the ride.