Monday, September 26, 2016

My Week Without a Phone

Today marks one week I've been without a phone. Last Monday morning, my kiddo decided to throw it on the ground with all his might, and broke the glass just right so that (though just a few small scratches on the screen) it no longer functions. And in my family's efforts to be frugal, we are waiting a while to get it fixed.

So as a stay at home mom, what have I been doing with my time this last week with no smartphone to entertain me and communicate with? Well with Facebook and iMessage, I have been able to use our computer to communicate with the necessary people in my life. And, I hate to admit, to entertain myself I have been streaming Netflix throughout the day as I take care of my home.

I'm not going to lie, everyday I miss doing something on my phone. One of the worst parts was for the 3 days before it died, I could hear every phone call and text message alert. It felt kinda lonely not being able to see who was trying to contact me. I even miss my phone as a time waster to play games and check social media.

But I remember that wasting my time is not making the most of this short life God has given me. And how blessed I am to have AC and hot running water.

So in this period with no phone, I want to be grateful for what I do have. I want to use my time wisely, time that would have otherwise been wasted. I want to embrace this opportunity to accomplish things I otherwise would have made up an excuse for.

Psalm 101:3
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.