Well, by now I have done my part informing people about Kyle and Nicole requesting an unplugged wedding. Oh, sure, when all the formalities are over it’s expected that people will take some pictures and they should, but during the ceremony, first dances and speeches, it is the bride and groom’s request that people leave the photographing up to the hired photographers. Between flashes going off and people ending up basically photo bombing some special moments, this all makes sense to me. But a much big factor is that when people are busy with their phones, they miss the moment. I loved this little gem I found on Facebook yesterday which brings this point home NOT just for the wedding but for every day. If we could all unplug a little more from our phones, we could all plug into the present a little more. Let’s face it, when we engage in our phones while we are with other people, we aren’t giving either their due respect. I certainly am as guilty of this as the next “guy,” and am reminding myself as I share this.
I have to share one more that I also found scrolling through my Facebook yesterday. I have little patience for complainers, yet I know I can do my fair share of that, too, and that’s just ugly. NO ONE like complaining. I remember years ago when one of my very besties, Carole, was undergoing treatment for the big C. I never heard her complain and she wisely shared with me that she had some really awesome friends helping her and spending time with her and if she complained and became a drag to be with, they wouldn’t want to anymore. TODAY I am taking the challenge! I have officially entered an unplugging from complaining zone. My life is pretty damn good right now and I really want it to change, but I bet it will get even better if I can rise to the challenge. How about you?