Gettin’ Back to Basics
When was the last time you wrote a note to a friend – with a pen or pencil? When was the last time you went to dinner or a movie without having your cell phone tethered to you. To be honest, Lorri wrote a business article on getting back to basics a few months ago. But, it’s a good reminder.
There are many good things in life that aren’t tied to technology and can make life much simpler. I’m not thinking we should all ditch our cell phones or iPads, I’m just thinking a break from being so in touch with the world would be healthy. I’m extremely guilty of this. I answer calls and try to be accessible most of the time. I carry my phone and some form of electrical device always. I haven’t totally abandoned the basics as I still write some notes, but I need to make a better effort at letting go of my tethered electronics and enjoying the world.
Take a look around and consider the people that would enjoy a handwritten note from you. Sit down and write one. You would be amazed at how freeing it feels to let go of being so available. This year, I’m going to give it try.
This is a photo of our “back in the day” home in Traverse City. No technology, only board games, cards and love.