I have a fairly private Facebook account with a small “friends” list. It mostly consists of my children, family and a few close friends. Over the years I’ve seen a trend that really saddens me. I ask myself, “have we forgotten how to live life?” Over the years I’ve watched people post about family vacations. I see posts that share things like…we are leaving the house, we are at the airport, we are boarding the plane, we’ve landed, we’ve checked into our hotel, and then continues to give moment by moment updates on all they are doing. I’ve seen couples celebrating their anniversaries. I’ve known where they were going, what hotel they were staying at, where they are having their “romantic” dinner (as they are having that romantic dinner), what they are doing each day. It has now become a pet peeve of mine. But more than that, it has made me sad…very sad that rather than soaking in family time, a romantic dinner with their husbands, privately enjoying the years of marriage, there seems to be a need to make sure everyone knows what they are doing on a minute-by-minute basis. I’ve come to believe that this is a huge distraction in being focused and directed in our daily life and on our mission and blessings.
Why do so many feel the need to allow this kind of distraction to pull them away from the people that are right there in front of them, those that they love and hold more dear than anything else in their lives? If anyone has an understanding of this more than I do, please share.