Did you know it’s Screen Free Week? Families are encouraged to turn off the screens and enjoy the non-digital world.

Our TV has been on more often lately (partly due to our longterm houseguest–a darling newborn baby–who needs a lot of walking!) and partly due to the winning streak of the Golden State Warriors). When the TV is on, it’s hard to concentrate or read or just…think. Something about a TV pulls your attention in.

We all need Screen Free Week…not just kids. Despite the conveniences that computers and TVs and smart phones provide, they distract us from the real thing. Even if Screen Free Week just helps us keep devices under control a little better, gain a little perspective, well, that’s a worthy goal. Less is good!

So today, I am stepping away from the computer and going out to lunch with three of my favorite friends. Can. Not. Wait.

How about you? What are you doing this week instead of watching the screen?

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