Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I forgot to post yesterday and so I'm posting another thankful post today.  I'm thankful that I don't have a smart phone or texting.  We're having so much fun at Disney and I can't help but notice the unhappy faces on all the people that are having to check their phones.  I already feel like a phone is basically an electronic leash and I'm glad that it doesn't have any power over me or my hubby or my mom.


  1. I have a smart phone but it doesn't have me. It's all about manners, priorities, & will power. Could I spend hours on pinterest? Of course! I don't have Facebook because I've realized it causes people to lose their inhibitions over what little social skills we still have. The smart phones have two extraordinary features: a timer & a silent switch. Stepping down from the soapbox now...

    1. You're right that not everyone loses everything to their cell phone and even before texting their were people that were just as lost over their regular cell phone. The majority of people do lose their grip over what is important though. Nonfatal injuries to children under age five rose 12% between 2007 and 2010, after falling for much of the prior decade, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on emergency-room records and the use of smart phones increased by 6 or 7 times in the same period of time. Noticing all the people at Disney World on their cell phone just really struck me. Our church even has a reminder before mass every week to turn off their phones. I just think it's sad how out of hand it seems to be. Even a few years ago, I assumed if someone was swerving on the road they were under the influence. Now, swerving is a lot more common and every time, it seems you see the driving on his or her phone.