to the airport I treated myself to a latte and a magazine. I sat in the
airport sipping my latte and perusing the magazine (Martha Stewart Living)
for recipes. As I sat there I realized how infrequently I really sit and chill.
Here is the problem... ME!!!! I cannot sit still
I am addicted to activity and getting "things" done.
I am always on
the move, throwing in another load of laundry,
checking and responding to
emails, reading texts and on and on it goes.
On the way to the airport,
Turner, my son, commented,
"Mom you are always on your phone, you
cannot put it down for one minute!"
I certainly couldn't argue with him. He was completely right. I used to say the same thing to Ty about his phone.
That was until I allowed my phone to own me.
I honestly don't know if I can change, or should I say will change.
I think I fear getting behind or overwhelmed if I let my emails
and texts pile up. I am often accused of taking forever to respond to my
texts but I hate being attached to my phone. At least I used to. Now
I am attached and not liking it at all.
After spending that hour at the airport
losing myself in a food magazine and sipping my latte, I felt my
vacation mode setting in. That racing feeling inside was gone and I found
myself feeling relaxed and at peace. And then.......
I began to
find the space to reflect and think about life and people I love and what I
am looking forward to and dreams I have for the future. I felt so free.
Remember the days before cell phones? You left for the
day and did not communicate with your friends and family till you were home
again where your land line was. In the car, you would listen to music
or just think about stuff. How I miss those days.
In Mark Batterson's book
Circle Maker, he says, "A change in scenery often
translates into a change of
perspective. A change in routine often
results in revelation. In
formulaic terms, change of pace + change of
place = change of perspective.
Now the only question that remains is,
what will I do with this revelation?