Today is the last day of the decade. It’s also the last day Friends is streaming on Netflix. (Stay with me, I’m going somewhere with this…). A few nights ago I was up in the middle of the night, nursing my one year old. As I rocked him quietly in his dark room, I was thinking about how sad I was that one of my favorite “mindless viewing” shows was going to be gone (despite the fact I own most seasons on DVD; but hey… who uses those?! It’s 2020!) 😜 …and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Why was I sad to have my default mindless viewing disappear?
The word stuck out.
Interestingly enough, the dates coincide with my seasonal social media break for the month of January. My break from… wait for it… MINDLESS scrolling.
***(with short cheat days for our anniversary and kids’ birthdays because I love to brag on my cute fam! Sorry had to add that 🤣)***
Such a convicting word.
Why on earth would I want to do anything mindless?! I tell myself it’s because my overwhelmed brain needs a break- but that’s an excuse; not truth.
May I challenge you, as I challenge myself? Enough of the mindlessness.
Sure, there is joy in the comedy of a good sitcom. Nothing wrong with that.
There is community and connection to people worlds apart on social media. These are all good things.
However, I’m going to set those things aside this month to reset. Less mindless. More MINDFUL.
Mindful of what I watch. Mindful of what I say. Mindful of my time. Mindful of my example. Mindful of others. Mindful of every single thing that I do.
Will you join me?
Colossians 3:2, ESV: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”