Hello my friends. Call me quirky OR not—but for some strange reason this popular Christmas song became an ear worm for me yesterday. Well, okay, I’ll admit that I have been quietly entertaining myself with an occasional Christmas tune or two for the last week. So, perhaps that is the reason the song came to mind. Anyway, certain lyrics to the song really stood out.
“Children laughing, people passing. Meeting smile after smile…”. As these words and the melody continued to replay in my head, I began to think about the crowds of children and parents who came “out to play” for Halloween. I shared in a previous blog about how heartwarming it was to see hundreds of families out engaging with their children as well as interacting with other families who were out for treats. No cell phones to ears; no heads down looking at phones; no children fixated on tablets. No. Just children laughing, people were passing. Meeting smile after smile!
Friends, technology serves its purpose and has certainly made life easier. However, let’s not allow it to take over OR replace good ole face to face human interaction; eyeball to eyeball and voice to voice communication; skin to skin and heart to heart connection. Do not allow technology to keep you away from those public spaces and places where you can meet and greet others. Do not allow technology to completely wipe out the way we do business. I realize that human beings will continue to evolve. But you don’t want to wake up one day and there’s nowhere to physically go to get your favorite perfume, shoes or whatever. There’s nowhere to go socialize, people watch, or shop. Do you really want such a huge chunk of your life to be relegated to a computer, tablet, or 3” x 6” phone screen? *pause*
Oh goodness, there’s that ear worm again. “Children laughing. People passing. Meeting smile after smile… Silver Bells. Silver Bells…”.
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