Lights Out

June 21, 2012

in the generous life

This morning the electricity went out in our house (and in buildings across most of our small town as well). Not a terrible problem, but it did cause us to do things a bit differently for a few hours. We had simple fare for our meals. We worked outside. We talked to neighbors. I went for a walk, colored my hair and looked at recipes. 

It became a fun challenge to think about what we could do without electricity. 

Technology is a tool. Use it wisely and wisely set it down when you need to. It’s another form of “busy” and most of us could stand to simplify a bit. 

So maybe turn off your phones during dinner, limit TV time to certain hours and let Facebook be the occasional connection with friends. Look also for activities that don’t require electricity ~ board games, bedroom time, simple meals with conversation, or an evening stroll with your sweetie.

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.  Lin Yutang

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Think through your relationships ~ Flirt (from One Flesh Marriage)


Keep your brain in gear ~ Better to Lead Than Follow  (from Happy Wives Club)



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Adam's Eve June 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Awesome post! Good point. My husband and I are really tied to our technology because of our jobs. It’s hard to shut it off. But this was a great reminder to do so. Thanks.


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