For a long time, I’ve tried hard to make Sundays an internet-free day.
In truth, I have no idea how long it’s been since my wife, Rocky, first asked if I’d turn off the internet and social media access and disconnect from the online world to use Sunday as a day to focus on the family. It’s been years, I suppose. There have been Sundays when this has not been true. Some of them have been while Rocky was visiting Kenya, some of them when I’ve been travelling, but 9 out of 10 Sundays, I’m off the grid.
Committing to turning off the computer and stepping away from the digital world each Sunday has been a decision I’ve never regretted. The whole family has benefited, especially me. Our lives are overrun with shiny objects, digital signals, and electronic interruptions. Social media has become an addiction at its worst and a distraction at best.
My Father’s Day Wish
If you’re a Dad reading this post and it’s been awhile since you completely disconnected from the gadgets and distractions that come with our dependence on technology, make this Father’s Day a gift to your family. Give them the gift of your full attention. I promise you, the reward will be huge.
Photo credit: justephens on flickr