TV can be hypnotic, can't it?
So many images, places, stories, faces - some good, some bad. All day, every day, we can turn on the television and get a peek into another world. We can learn something new, or we can feed our brain with garbage - it's all up to us and what we decide to switch to with our handy little remote controls.
Brian and I don't have a television. Before we moved to Houston, I got rid of my TV, and so since October, we have been televisionless. We want to go for at least a year without one. It's weird when you go to decorate a living room without a TV. Usually all the living room furniture is positioned to face and revolve around the television - it's a nice change to be able to set up the furniture to be more social. Not that I don't enjoy TV shows - I watch The Office, and Iron Chef online, so I still get my little TV fix every week, but I like how I don't have to arrange my schedule and life around TV. Having that box sitting there would be too tempting to pass by every day without sucking down ridiculous amounts of time watching it.
So what do Brian and I do together without a television? Last night after dinner we walked through the park at twilight, and then headed over to Starbucks armed with notepads and heads filled with brainstorming. We are trying to come up with our own personal Mission Statements. I know it might sound weird - but businesses have Mission Statements, so why can't people? My Dad actually gave us the idea, and I think it's a great way to figure out what you want out of life, what you want your life to mean and become. I don't want to waste it in front of a TV. I want it to mean something, to make God proud.
What's important to you? What would you want included in your Life Mission Statement? I haven't written mine yet, but I know it involves creativity, and connecting people.
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