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Since I stopped texting first, I haven’t heard from a lot of people…

Since I stopped texting first, I haven't heard from a lot of people in a while.

Social Media, the window to the world! Isn’t it wonderful to pick up your phone or hop on the computer and take a peek into the lives of just about everyone you know? It’s such a convenient way to stay connected and keep in touch with family and friends. You’re in on all the scoop! You can find out who’s having a birthday, who’s celebrating an anniversary, who’s graduating, who’s getting divorced and why, or what your Aunt Martha is having for dinner today! It’s a fine way to keep up with all the drama and all of the fun that everyone is having. While social media is an excellent way of keeping informed, texting is a much easier way of communicating instantly with family and friends. People are far more inclined to respond to your text, right away, than they are to comment or try to communicate with you through your Facebook account, especially when it comes to younger friends and family.

Anyway, this whole thought process came about when a friend of mine approached me and confided in me about a sad observation that she made, and has recently become aware of. In our conversation, she mention to me a strange thing that she noticed about her attempts at communicating with her friends, and even some family members. She opened her heart to me and revealed that usually she’s the one that initiates the conversations that she has with her contacts. Whether it’s to check up on a loved one or keep friends informed about a get together that she’s trying to pull off, texting has always been her choice of outreach. With her life being a very busy one, she recently realized that she hadn’t actually reached out to anyone lately. She’s been so preoccupied with her job and things at home, that she really hasn’t even thought about getting in touch with anyone, about anything. This, is how she first became aware of a surprising fact. She told me, “Since I stopped texting first, I haven’t heard from a lot of people in a while.” Now, I, of course, quickly brought it to her attention that, as she’s been very busy, it’s quite possible that her friends and family have been busy also, but it does make you stop and think. I believe that sometimes we all get so wrapped up in our own lives, that we forget to reach out to those we love, and care about, and it’s so important not to let this happen! No matter how busy we are, it’s absolutely necessary to stay connected. Being in touch with those we love, keeps us grounded. It gives us a sense of security and a feeling of belonging. Keeping in touch is important!

Now, with that being said, just because we all have good intentions of staying in touch, doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re always able to keep in touch, especially with those in our extended circles. So, when you find yourself with time on your hands, and nothing to do or no one to do things with, it’s always a good idea to have things to do on your own, things to keep your mind occupied and your hands busy. Take a look at some wonderful ideas for things that you can do, when you have a little ‘free time.’ Being alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Just look at it as another opportunity to get to know yourself a little bit better. It’s a time for self awareness and a time to pamper yourself and give your body and mind a bit of attention.

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LED Artist Tracing Table

Free time means more “me” time! It’s the perfect time to take up a new hobby, or two! Take your drawings to the next level with this versatile LED Artist Tracing Table. Whether you’re a professional artist or an amateur who just loves to draw, this tracing table, with back-lit background, makes it incredibly easy to trace drawings or add to existing works. The LED Artist Tracing Table is the perfect tool for tracing animations, cartoons, stencils, drawings or even for arts and crafts and the convenient touch switch makes it easy to use and turn on and off. This tracing table will positively delight your artistic side! It’s ideal for multiple domains, such as 2D animation, calligraphy, embossing, scrap booking, tattoo transfers, sketching and drawing, stained glass, quilting, sewing projects and the list goes on and on! Whew! You’ll be so busy you won’t even have time to think about texting! This durable acrylic table is lightweight with a sleek design. It can handle more than enough weight and the bright light shines easily through most types of paper. It’s easy to use, powered via USB, and features eyesight-protection technology. Currently 50% OFF With Free Shipping Here. What an entertaining way to spend some time!

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Russian Tulip Nozzle Icing Set

Russian Tulip Icing Nozzle Set

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Time Out T-Shirt

Time out shirt

So, staying at home and brushing up on your drawing skills or perfecting your cake decorating abilities isn’t exactly your cup of tea? You’re much more adventurous than that! Perhaps it’s time to take that much needed vacation or embark on a luxury cruise to exotic destinations! With this hilarious Time Out T-Shirt, you can let the world know that you just need a break from it all! Your attitude about everything will be greatly improved as you gaze out at the beautiful ocean surrounding you. Made of thicker, heavier cotton, it’s soft and comfy and the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be your new favorite tee! Pre-shrunk, with shoulder to shoulder taping and quarter-turned to avoid the unsightly crease down the center, the Time Out T-shirt features the amusing phrase, “I Need A Time Out Send Me On A Cruise And Don’t Let Me Come Back Until My Attitude Changes!” This tee is sure to be your go-to piece while on your next cruise trip! It’ll make you feel so happy, you won’t want to take it off! Get Yours Here

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Mountain River Handicraft Incense Holder

Mountain River Handicraft Incense Holder

If all you need to restore your happiness and morale is a little relaxation and self-care, staying at home and focusing on yourself can be very beneficial! Meditation is the perfect way to become more self aware and also manage your anxieties. Incense burning for meditation and prayer is an ancient tradition. Burning incense for meditation decreases stress, and itโ€™s believed that different types of incense, like frankincense, sandalwood, and sage have the power to cleanse away negative energy, ease tension, and elevate your meditative state. Sounds like the perfect way to rid yourself of negative energy and replace it with positive energy! This splendid Mountain River Handicraft Incense Holder is handcrafted of beautiful glazed ceramic. When the incense cone is lit, the trail of smoke mimics a waterfall flowing down a mountainside. Provide a relaxing and decorative touch to any space and enjoy your “me” time! Buy It Now

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Garden Path Maker Mold

Garden Path Maker Mold

Sometimes staying busy is the best way to beat the blues! What better way to keep busy than making improvements to your home or garden?! With the Garden Path Maker Mold you can create a gorgeous, cement (or red mud) garden path to enhance the beauty of your outdoor space. This paving mold consists of irregular-shaped holes, which hold the cement slurry and allow you to smooth out the top by hand. Once your cement has dried, simply remove the loading mold and add stone sand or plant grass in the gaps. The end results are stunning and add an earthy and natural-looking stone element to your yard or garden. What a fun and easy way to relax your mind, while adding charm and beauty to your outdoor space! Order Now

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