I was so very blessed to be able to spend some time with a couple of gal friends out on the lake the last few days. We smash-booked, watched funny clean comedian videos (yes, still funny!) and talked about life, family and especially JESUS. It was an awesome time. I love being with people who love Jesus and me.
There was only one “problem” …we had no cell service. I put problem in parenthesis, because, really, it wasn’t a problem. It’s not like we were totally cut off from the world. The cabin actually had a LAN line phone in case anyone really needed to tell us something. Not having the flow of constant instantaneous information for a few days was actually refreshing.
I do love sending a text to my man periodically or hearing my kiddos voices…OF COURSE! Do not get me wrong when I say this, because I’m not anti-technology, but being severed from the bombarding of voice mails, texts, updates and notifications was so peaceful.
I remember when there weren’t such things.
In my lifetime, I’ve been without a phone when driving to another state. *gasp* (I was asleep in the back seat while my parents took turns driving, but still)
I’ve actually had a phone that couldn’t search the internet. *gasp*
I owned a cell phone that had to be carried around in a bag if you actually wanted to take it out of the vehicle and make it really “mobile.” #ugly #bulky #ew *gasp*
What would the younger generation do in times like these? I’ve seen various challenges out there that ask to do this: disconnect. Most will admit that disconnecting would make them quite antsy and maybe even a bit fearful. The reliance on always knowing what is going on in the world has become so great that without it, we feel not only disconnected, but disoriented. That is a scary word. We shouldn’t feel like that about anything.
We should hold on to the fact that we are capable of going through life without this never ending connection. We need to have a connection with Jesus most of all. (duh) Also, we need to connect with PEOPLE face to face …walking, talking, for real people. I know social media keeps us connected in an interesting way, but the last few days have been that true, in your face kind of connection and I LIKED IT!
So, hey, NO CELL SERVICE!?!
I’m cool with that. (for at least a few days anyway)
Try it and tell me what you think???