Blessed.

by graceelena on November 8, 2011

On my walk to school I checked my email and twitter on my phone. Then I looked up and saw two men walking toward me–both looking at their phones. I immediately put mine away.

I walked slowly, patiently, peacefully. I felt the breeze on my face and the warmth of the sun. I heard the rhythm of my boots as they touched the pavement. The man cleaning the sidewalk with the most brilliant smile said, “How are you?” I said, “Good, thank you. How are you?” He said, “blessed.”

Blessed. And I almost missed it all.

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Suburban Sweetheart November 8, 2011 at 13:54

Such a sweet, simple post. Love this, Grace.

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Rafael November 11, 2011 at 21:50

This is very cool.

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Cyndy November 16, 2011 at 21:56

What a lovely gem of a blog post! It’s amazing how much more beautiful life is when there’s not a phone blocking the view.

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graceelena Reply:

Exactly! I’ve been working on putting it away for a while now. It makes a huge difference.

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Stef (City Girl) January 6, 2012 at 18:10

Blessed indeed! Great reminder for us all. (I’ve started not taking my phone out with me during my morning dog walks. It’s a nice, different feeling.)

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