Happy Friday. I am taking part in another Five Minute Friday. Head on over to The Gypsy Mama to find out what it's all about.
Are you connected with others? I think most of us are connected, but a good bit of that connecting is with electronics and not people. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the benefit of computers, cell phones and more, I just don't want to lose sight of what is truly important. Am I connected with people? You never know when a word fitly spoken will be just the encouragement a person needs. Am I connected with my children or am I browsing blogs and facebook while they play without any interaction from me. I do believe it is good for kids to play on their own, sometimes. I also know it is good for kids to play with their parents, tying those strings of relationship that are so important and so lacking in many families today. Am I connected with my kids or am I simply shouting orders and giving lessons? There is a lot of truth to the saying "actions speak louder than words". What are my actions telling my children? Am I teaching them the most important things in life by my actions? How do you teach a child about true joy? They will put their joy in what you put your joy in. I have been thinking about little topics like this lately and purposing to be more connected with my kids and making sure I am living the life I want them to live. "Life is but a vapor" and soon my days with my children will be over. Will I have spent them wisely, as God would have had me do or will I have wasted them? I hope in the end I will hear a "Well done".