Well, I'll admit it now, I'm not the greatest "blogger" in the world, but I'll give this a shot!
Me, being the not-so-cautious person that I am, have lost yet another cell phone. I don't know how these things happen to me, but they do. Cell phones, digital camera, laptop!, basically anything electronic. They are all continually dropped by me on a pretty regular basis. Well my cell phone began falling apart bit by bit recently. I was soon left with no screen at all, but the ability to still use the buttons. Soon after that it stopped using the capability to charge, so it died and there was nothing I could do about it. It has now become Ethne's play phone. :)
It has been about two weeks now without my cell phone. But what was at first a much inconvenience to me, has since become a peaceful blessing. (Now, if you asked my father I don't believe he would say the same thing! But for me, it has been nice.) It has been a little more difficult to communicate with people, but truly has been so peaceful.
If I want to take a nap, I have no fear of my phone ringing. If I'm busy with a lot of work, there is no phone to interrupt my concentration. I have found myself simply walking to classes with a notebook, pen, and ID card (because without that you are nothing and can do nothing on this OC campus!). It has been very nice taking along just the bare necessities with me, instead of loading up a purse and backpack. During quiet times with my Lord, it has really given me the ability to disconnect from the world and spend truly intimate time with Him. It has just been a very nice experience for me.
Simplicity. It has made my life very simple. I do believe when I get a new phone, I will be turning it off from time to time. :)