On second thought, put it away.
Yes, yes…we all have moments when we check our messages, respond to a texts and have to take a call. But when does it all become too much?
Recently I lost my patience with a friend. This person came a long way to see me, yet spent meals, movies, and conversations bent over her phone following and talking to other people instead of engaging in the moment.
I felt hurt and disrespected. I was confused as to why someone would sit across the table from me and not bother to give me the consideration of their full attention.
Next time you’re at dinner with a friend…checking out at the store…taking a walk with your significant other…put the phone away. Turn it off. Leave it home. Be present for the people in your life and the experiences that demand your attention. I promise Facebook will be there when you’re done.