Day four of my fourteen day media fast where I don’t watch TV, listen to music, watch movies, stalk people on social media, or listen to the news.
Today I got to see my friend Kate so my fast didn’t really impact my life. I walked over 20,000 steps on the beach and soaked up the sun for the first time in months. It felt good to be outside. I do want to relax and watch something now, but the quiet is peaceful. It feels like a summer night, where nothing is stirring but the crickets. The cool breeze blowing in the window is wonderful. This reminds me that an important part of this fast is stopping to smell the roses. Sometimes it’s important to be still, especially since we all seem to be doing something every minute of every day. I need this in my life and I am grateful I had this fast to remind me. Many of us are overwhelmed with life, but we still need to stop and take time to enjoy the stillness and the quiet. I thank God for this time, I needed it.