The other day I saw a quote while looking through a friends instagram feed. It stopped me in my tracks and seriously made me think about how I spend my time. The quote read;
"Ralph waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. no one would sleep that night, of course. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead, the stars come out every night and we watch television" - Paul Hawkins.
Now, any of you who know me know how much I seriously love binge watching netflix seasons, etc...but Caleb and I have really been trying to limit our time in front of the tube and focus more on each other, our bibles, etc... I sometimes think about what the world would be like if we didn't have things like smart phones, TV's, and this insane amount of technology to distract us. We'd probably be outside all the time, hiking, riding bikes, dive into a new book every night, run around like children, and stay up too late staring at the stars.
I want to live that kind of life. Sure, there's always going to be those nights where we curl up under a blanket and watch a favorite movie while we eat take-out... but I don't want that to be ALL we do. We've made it a point this summer to get outside more. Whether that's for a post-dinner walk, to lay out under the sun, read on the back porch, etc. We just want to savor this time together. Being married without kids won't last forever, and while we don't plan on having babies anytime soon, we want to spend our time TOGETHER. In community. Challenging each other with truth, laughing too hard and staying up way past our "bedtimes". That's how I want to remember our twenties.
So I challenge you to do the same. Do something fun tonight! Whether that's as simple as drawing chalk on the sidewalk, or as crazy as taking a spontaneous next-town trip with a loved one... just make time for those insanely fun moments in life. Time is flying right past us, whether we like it or not, so we may as well make the most out of it.
For those couples out there who want to grow closer together and feel insanely inspired, I ask you to pick up this book. It is SO much fun and I've learned things about Caleb and our relationship I probably would've never known. It asks tons of questions about childhood, funny quirks you didn't know about, and most of the book is full of silly challenges, but it will do nothing but bring you closer tougher. Plus, you get to spend time together while doing the things! :) one of the challenges is that we have to make each other a mix
tape soon. I'm pumped.
tape soon. I'm pumped.
Happy hump day, friends! ;)