As a child, Sunday was always my favorite day of the week. It was sacred + beautiful, but not because it was a holy day in the eyes of the church. I loved Sundays because of the simplicity of Sunday mornings. Sunday mornings were carefree. There were no distractions. There was no stress. There was just family, friends, laughter + love. It didn't matter that another week was just around the corner because living in the moment was easy on Sunday mornings.
I promised myself that one day, when it was my turn to have my own family, I would teach my children to enjoy this peaceful time the way I always had. But like with any promise made to oneself as a child, life got in the way. One day, I looked in the mirror and realized that 15 years had gone by. I was no longer a child and already six-years into the life of my own son. My Sunday mornings were now spent trapped in my work and glued to the technology that wasn't available during my simpler childhood days -- the same technology that was not only consuming my life, but also the life of my child.
I made the decision that day to empower my family by powering down our devices on Sundays, and I challenge you all to do the same. Every child has the right to experience a simple + joyful life, even if only on Sunday mornings. Go kayaking. Build a blanket fort in the living room. Bake cupcakes and enjoy making a mess with the sprinkles. Read a book together on the back porch. Get in the dirt and plant flowers. Escape from the virtual reality of this life for one day a week, and teach your children to appreciate the simplicity of Sunday mornings. I promise, it will change your life.
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