Thursday, January 9, 2014

A DISTRACTED GENERATION

I wonder what's to become of this generation where Technology has found a niche in the palms of their hands.  Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Youtube, iCloud etc has taken over the world.  Our children bends to direct their attention to the Social Medias of this modern days.  Scary, annoying, disturbing and very distracting.  I don't own a cell phone and I don't buy my kids any.  My thoughts on the matter is that, when they grow up and find a job, they can afford to buy themselves their own phones.  It's just one more expense that I can do without.

However in some mysterious ways, they come across an old cell phone of my husbands or one of my older children, charge it and wa la they can access their Social Medias as long as we haveWi Fi in the home.  They become deaf to calls, blind to instructions and oblivion to chores.  That's when I start exercising my lungs in yelling.  

My son and my daughter drives one hand on the wheel and one hand on their phones.   Shuffling through which song they want to listen to while they drive.  They have no clue that it only takes a few seconds to get into an accident.  I look around and see other drivers are doing the same thing.  It is pretty scary.

Our conversations are constantly interrupted by so many things now:   The ring of a call, whistle of a comment, different sounds to responds made on Facebook or a text message.  Rarely do we carry out a decent conversation uninterrupted by our iPhones or Cellphones.  Rudely we pretend like we're listening but our attention is drawn to whatever it is that came through on our phones.  So truly, this is a distracted generation.

Technology provides instant gratification and information.  It can be a positive thing and at the same time bares the opposite effect.   Everything in an instant of a second.  Sometimes I like it but when it takes over our time to distract us,than that is another matter.   When we sit around the living rooms of our home, it's chaotic because some is on their FB on their phones, one is playing game, the other is watching TV and there's no one to talk to.  There's technology for ya.  I end up watching TV even though I'd rather converse face to face.  

At the rate we're going with our "can't do without" technology, I see a crash is unavoidably going to happen.  Just like computers crash when it overloads with information, something is bound to happen sooner or later.  





Sunday, January 5, 2014

New year, not so new start

Back at the hospital again with my husband.  An unexpected mild heart attack brings us back again to the dreaded place.  At first we didn't think anything of  it, I wanted to make sure he's okay.  Paramedics confirmed my fear so we ended up being rushed to the ER and then later on admitted to a room.  Come this Monday, he will be going through Catheterization of the heart.  Something short of heart surgery or what not.
The reason for his mild heart attack brings a bitter flutter to stomach and a dull pain to my chest.  The more I think about it the more I want to forget it ever happened.  I am full of concern though for my children but I have to trust and have faith in the Lord that everything will work out well for all of them.   I don't have time to ask the "whys" and the "why nots".  All I can do is get up and move forward.  Endure my trials and tribulations with grace and hope.  Somethings I am no stranger to.

Half of 2013 was spent in the hospital.  Now the beginning of 2014 we're back at it.  To-day I had to take my baby Beverly to ER 'cause I was afraid she might have contracted some kind of virus in her throat.  My husband was upstairs on the fourth floor.  We were downstairs at the ER.  Gave me time to pamper my Beverly.  Something I haven't done in a while for I was always working, rushing or in and out of the hospital.  I have missed babying my baby.  She wanted me to massage her head and her feet.  I realize how precious my time is with my children and how I've missed that one on one connections with each of them.  Oh how I love them all

I am concern however about my son Leveni and his wife Fusi.  They are going through some turmoil in their marriage and I'm helpless as how to help them.  My granddaughter Selamafi on the other hand, brings us all so much joy.  I adore that little girl.   Every one loves her.  So vibrant and joyful.  She makes me smile when her little face lights up with recognition of people that surrounds her.  What a beautiful addition to our family.

Gosh but I have missed blogging.  Spilling my heart out with every letter lightens the burden that's weighing it down.  I love blogging.  I love the fact that I can get on any computer anywhere in the world that has internet and will be able to access my blogs.  I'm thinking of starting a fourth blog but spreading myself too thin through my realities and my blogs is not so appealing to me at this time.  Plus, I'm waiting to get my tax return so I can get a computer for the family.  Right now we're all just using cell phones.  Not that I have one.  I'm beginning to think I do need one.  Seriously.

This 2014 is so brand new.  For some reason I feel so old in it.  All because of my attitude so I'm straightening out my stature and snapping my head up high.  If I'm to be strong, I need to walk the part and quit whining.  This too shall pass.  The sun is shining outside and I need some of that sunshine in my heart.  Cheer up and get back into life.  I love it.  Happy New Year one and all.



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