Daily Reflections From My Window

December 7, 2020 Digital Detox Day Whatever


I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Lao Tzu

I have to thank my family for their intervention. I was out of control of my digital devices usage. After a few days of severe restrictions, I’ve learned that I needed to set a schedule and not just pick it up because it is convenient and always there. I also learned that this post starts my day. It sort of sets my mind to tasks that I need to do.

Many of you have reached out to me and I really appreciate it. My friends have always thought I was too busy. I always thought I was like my grandmother. She would start her day early, get her chores accomplished and then sit down to watch her soaps. I think it was Young and the Restless and Another World. She loved Victor! I think everyone did! But the point is that she knew when to rest. I don’t.

Hence the detox. I did something remarkable last night. Jay and I have been trying our best to support local restaurants and businesses. We try to buy everything local and only order online when absolutely necessary. I want to cancel Amazon Prime because Bezos has enough business, but my favorite toy store, Young Heart Books and Toys could use some help. Need gifts? Call them. Ann will be happy to assist! So last night, we went to Eat ‘n Park for dinner. I did not take my phone. Instead I took a travel dominoes game that we take with us on vacation. It was great because we were one of three couples in the whole restaurant. Slowly, more diners came in, but really! We all need to support these businesses. We like to go to Capri too, the Tomahawk, the Mill House, Asiago’s…we’ll go anywhere! It was so refreshing not to have my phone. I love with this…what if we are in a car accident? What if I need to add something to my Macaroni Kid calendar? What if I get an order for socks or someone wants to buy an alpaca? What if, what if, what if. What if what? Life goes on like it did before cell phones. You are probably wondering why I didn’t put, what if my child needs me? Believe me, he’s the stable one in the bunch. He snd Madison, because THEY drew my problem to my attention.

So I will finish this post and then put my phone away. I DO have special ringtones that I will answer because I will always talk to special people. But everything else can wait.

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!