Unplugged But Not By Choice
There have been many posts are articles I’ve read about being unplugged...by choice. They have special days for it. Some people take vacations where phones and other devices are not allowed.
Not me. I make no apologies...I do love being connected. No, I’m not one of those on my phone when I’m with others. I just like to know that if I want to Google something, I can.
However yesterday we had a strong storm that came through the area and there was a large power outage. Thankfully the weather cooperated so that we did not need our A/C or heater.
We were unable to watch anything on the television or listen to music, which, by the way, we were doing. No surfing of the internet, which meant no reading the posts here.
We’ve all had this happen to us. Hurricanes, earthquakes, snowstorms, any number of reasons when we become unplugged.
Larry decided to take a nap, so the house was quiet. I walked around the house trying to decide what to do. Oh, I could have used my phone, iPad or laptop, but I had no idea how long the power was going to be out, so I wanted to conserve my power.
Being the closet geek that I am, I also extra power packs.
It was like some special gift had been given to me. I had “me” time and I could do what I wanted with it.
So I found a book...a real one...and found a seat near a window and began to read a book I’d been given some time ago.
Yes, I know that I could have picked up that book at any time...power outage or not...but those darn devices are just too distracting.
Don’t fight it when life throws a boulder on the road you’re on.
Just look at it as an opportunity to experience a new route!
With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. Thich Nhat Hanh
(with special thanks to Ron and Alexandra Seigel for introducing me to Thich Nhat Hanh)