The Choice to Text Less and Listen More

As I sat today in a local restaurant enjoying a Valentine's Day lunch with some great friends, I could not help but notice a young couple sitting next to us. Instead of talking to each other, they were both "talking to their smartphones." My guess is that they were sending texts or maybe working through their apps inventory...who knows. Normally, this would not have aroused my feelings on this subject, but my gosh it's Valentine's Day...a time to look each other in the eye, exchange some meaningful conversation and possibly even say "I love you."

It's important to note that every day presents us with opportunities to have meaningful conversations with those around us, to hear what they have to say and to share our thoughts and feelings with them. This is absolutely impossible to do when we act like our phone is more important than they are.

I promise you, the best moments in your life won't come via text, but rather when someone "touches you" with their words in some special way. So make this important text less and to listen may discover a feeling that you never had before.

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley