There is a time to text, and there is a time to talk.
Texting is great for “Meet you in 5.” It’s not so great for “I have a problem with what you said to be me yesterday…”
Solomon wrote the famous words in the Book of Ecclesiastes,
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…”
I took the liberty of writing my own poem about our present digital world. You’ll find it in my new book Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life:
There is a time for everything technological,
And a season for every activity under your roof:
A time to take photos and a time to refrain from taking photos,
A time to text and a time for long conversation,
A time to install apps and a time to uninstall apps,
A time to limit and a time to use,
A time to watch funny cat videos and a time to read thoughtfully in a corner,
A time to delay gratification and a time for lavish gifts,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time for Facebook and a time to shut Facebook down,
A time for Skype and a time for getting on an airplane,
A time for digital advances and a time for silent retreat.
Let’s make sure we spend our time wisely – especially with our technology.
A special shout out for those of you visiting from Proverbs 31 today!