Stop and play

GuitarLife is busy. It flows by so quickly and changes so much. Lately, I have been trying harder to just stop and do something that I enjoy. I have been able to carve out a lot more time by making one change in my life: I never watch movies or television anymore. Sometimes I’ll sit in the living room while my husband or son watches YouTube, but I am always reading or playing the guitar or eating dinner, and I never stay for long. I have decided that when I look back on my life, from my death bed, I will regret all the time I spent in front of the TV. I don’t know – maybe nothing will matter at that point – perhaps I’ll regret the fiction I read and any other time I wasted (Can we say FaceBook?). Do you think we will consider any of our learning to be a waste of time? But anyway…TV is definitely out. I’ll work on the rest later.

With the arrival of the warmer weather, my favorite retreat has been on the bench that my husband got me for our front porch. I sit out there so often that complete strangers recognize me when they come into my place of work! (I’m a hostess at Applebee’s.)

Now I just need to think of a way to get moving – one that I enjoy. Before Ian was born, I would get up when my husband went to work and go for a run. That’s what I’d like to try again, if I can just bring myself to start! Does anyone know where I can find some will-power laying around at 6:30 in the morning?

Anyway, what would you find the time to do if you cut television out completely? Or FaceBook, or your biggest time waster? I want to challenge you to try it for a week and pursue something you enjoy or something you’ve been wanting to learn. You never know – you might like it!

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2 responses to “Stop and play

  1. This is so true. My family use to not watch t.v except documentary type shows and things, but something happened and it slipped back into our life. I absolutely hate it. It’s such a waist of time and it just takes time from each other. Please pray we can push it out of our lives again.

    I want to run. I use to love running. There is something so gratifying in running and it’s so peaceful. But I recently came down with a bad case of bronchitis and since then I just can’t exercise. My lungs havn’t healed. It makes me so sad. I was somehow able to wake up each morning at 6 to work out… but now I can’t 😢 it kills me. I had a baby in 2013 and being older than my first two pregnancys I’m finding it hard to lose the weight.. That is what helped me get up every morning. Just wanting to fit into my old clothes. It also gave me more endurance during the day to chase my little boy around.

    I hope you find the strength to wake up and have your me time again.


    • I will pray for you all! And I hope your lungs heal quickly so you can get back into the swing of things. I am thinking about taking out a gym membership myself, but even when I have had one, I haven’t been faithful to go. One of these days, I’m gonna get serious about being active, lol.

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