31 Day Challenge · Living

31 Days of Looking Up to be a Blessing {Day 3}

**Read the beginning of the series and find all of the other posts here!**

 

What I’m finding on this little journey of saying no to mindless Facebook and Internet scrolling is that I  have to change the way my mind works. And that is tough! Where I usually pick up my phone or computer when I have a moment of nothing (riding in the car, kids are entertained and playing, or during nap time), I have to fight that urge and use the time for something more meaningful.

It’s going to take practice. It’s going to be work. But, it’s worth it!

Today, after my daughter’s soccer game the kids wanted to play and kick the ball around. It would usually be easy for me to let them run around and play and then feel like I had a few moments to check on what’s going on in the Facebook world. But, instead, I got out there and played with them! It’s not that I would never play with them outside, but my mind would tell me that since they are playing I could take a few moments and scroll on Facebook for a little bit. I would run and play for a while and then take a break and let them play while I used my phone.

But today, I just played. The whole time! Well, other than taking some pictures! 🙂

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Karis playing with her daddy!
My middle guy stopping from running to pose for a picture.
My middle guy taking a moment to pose for a picture.
My youngest, who absolutely cannot wait to play soccer like his big brother and sister!
My youngest, who absolutely cannot wait to play soccer like his big brother and sister!
And this picture just cracks me up! He kept trying to kick the ball and then would fall down! He thought it was hilarious, and so did I! :)
And this picture just cracks me up! He kept trying to kick the ball and then would fall down! He thought it was hilarious, and so did I! 🙂

 

I wanted to bless my kids today by running and playing with them. Simple, easy, and fun! It was a fantastic time!

I think I just may be enjoying this no Facebook thing during the day!

~Heather

 

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