So, I re-read my post from yesterday. I was all over the place!
I also received quite the response! I so appreciate the wisdom I receive through your comments.
Some of you have been without TV for awhile.
Some of you just recently unplugged
A couple of you were inspired by my words to unplug.
I hope that those of you in the last group don't hate me for that decision later. Ha!
There's something in that post I feel the need to address, or maybe confess (?).
I think I came across a little:
I'm better than you, because I don't have cable, and we don't let our girls watch television.Eeks! If it read that way to you, I never intended it that way.
One of the first comments I received was about all things in moderation. I actually got quite a few of those.
What I need to change and what I poorly communicated, is that I have a tendency to let this get out of whack.
I check my email/facebook multiple times a day. I love seeing comments from my fellow bloggers (who doesn't love comments?!) But, as I do all of this, I sometimes neglect mama-ing. I teach those girls that I need technology constantly. I think that is unhealthy--for me, for us. Moderation. Balance.
That is what I was trying to say, and so poorly worded, perhaps.
The other point, I was trying to weave into all of this is, best said with someone else's words:
The careful balance between silence and words, withdrawal and involvement, distance and closeness, solitude and community, forms the basis for the Christian life and should therefore be the subject of our most personal attention. ~Henri NouwenPeace to all of you today.