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Mar 18, 2018

On Giving the Weatherman Advice

I know it all and if you don't believe it just ask me! I alway have a piece of important advice to give. It can be a big problem but that is the way I am...God had a plan but I am still not sure what it was.

From my kitchen window.
The best piece of advice I ever gave was to the weatherman on a particularly beautiful day. The windows were open and the sun was shining and the TV news was on the screen. The weatherman (yes it was a man) stood there talking about rain and cold and miserable. That was when I heard myself say, "Oh for goodness sakes, don't you ever look out the wind?"

In this day and age, where life is passing before our eyes on the TV screen, I think that a lot of us have totally forgot to simply go outside or open the blinds and look out the window.

I am taking my own advice for the first time ever. I spend very little time on my computer. I have put my iphone away when I drive/ride in the car. The warning I get that tells me that I will not be receiving notifications while driving started it all. Why was I looking for stuff on my phone the minute I got in the car to the point that I phone told me to stop? Wow, I did not realize what a habit had become.
Out my bedroom window.

For so many years I used that time in car to catch up on internet stuff. Even back when we were traveling in the RV I figured out how to run my camera or cell phone or even wrote off line. Obsessed would be the word I would use to describe how I functioned in my life.

So I have one more piece of advice. Try putting it all away for a while. You will be surprised that buildings and roads were built. A whole world of things have happened that you did not know about.

I have read books...I actually have gone to the library and gotten books to hold in my hand. I even ordered Hello Fresh food to try out something different to eat. I slice and dice and read a real hold in my hands recipe.

I quit wearing glasses that were basically for computer use and bought ones that are single vision-look at the whole world glasses. Wow, it is amazing.

Yup, it turned out that it wasn't just the weatherman that needed to look out the window. I needed to do that too.

What are you up to these day?

Have a wonderful day.

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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my place! Yes, buy an almanac - any one. They are endlessly fascinating books.

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    1. I suppose they are one of the few books that appeal to humans of all ages. Your blog post made me laugh!

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  2. Or, of course, go outside as YOU suggest. The world itself is an endless read if we take the time to really see it instead of just letting it pass us by.

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    1. Sometimes I get so busy with what is going on inside my head that I forget to notice the sky is falling! Thank goodness I am not the weatherman/woman.

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  3. Good advice for getting away from our electronic devices for a bit.

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  4. I go out every morning and walk for a long time. Then, I'm on my computer, but I have to take a lot of breaks. I can't sit in one spot for very long.

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    1. Yes, we do all need to keep moving don't we...and looking out the window. :)

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