Put It Away

May 23, 2013

in the generous life

cuecardsI’ve been going through my books and reducing the pile. I try to keep only those books I will read again or use as reference (plus my pile of “to read” books).

One of the books that I’m keeping is Cue Cards for Life by Christina Steinorth, MA MFT. The title says it all.  The author shares a number of simple reminders – cue cards – that will help you develop healthier relationships. There are sections for marriage, parenting, your workplace and more.

One cue card that stood out to me today was:

Put your personal communication device away.

So simple, but, honestly, haven’t you seen people spend more time texting or calling than engaging in conversation with the people right next to them?

Putting your phone away tells the other person that they have your full attention and that they matter to you. Not a bad message to send to your sweetie.

Choose to be phone free when you have an opportunity to spend time with your husband ~ at the dinner table, while watching a DVD, or when you’re taking a walk in the neighborhood.

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Gaye @ CalmHealthySexy May 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thanks so much for mentioning my post, Lori. Your support means a great deal to me.

Yes, I have to be extra conscious of this, because my husband isn’t “into” devices at all. Once he leaves work, he really doesn’t want to see any sort of “screen” until the next time he goes to work! So I am careful of the amount of time I spend on my computer, tablet or phone when we are together.

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The Generous Wife May 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm

@Gaye Paul and I are both on the computer and phone a lot, so I have to be intentional about putting my phone away.

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Christina Steinorth May 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Thank you Lori for thinking of my book. <3

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