As we drove into the parking spot at the airport, my son asks, “How is that even possible?” My hyperventilating moment had me digging through my purse at least ten times, scouring the car, and insisting that my son “gives it back,” as if he were playing another teenage hide-n-seek joke on me. I felt naked and afraid.
Yes, that’s right. I. Lost. My. Phone!
How could I be out of town for an entire week without my phone? I mean, how would I take calls, communicate with my Visibly Fit™ clients, take photos of my family and friends (and let’s get real…my food and exercise), and how on earth would I stay engaged on social media?
Gratefully, as we went to the Find My iPhone app on my son’s phone, my “ball and chain” was found at home and not lost at all. While this may be a blessing in disguise, it felt like a curse at that initial moment of panic.
Have you ever had one of those kinds of moments? Feeling “naked and afraid.” It made me realize how truly dependent I am on my cell phone for communication and conducting all that I do for Visibly Fit™. It also made me realize that the world won’t stop and probably won’t even notice if I’m absent from my phone for a week.
But, in my “absence,” I’ll be present! Present for my family and friends in a whole new way. After all, the bonds we have are everlasting.
The funny thing is that my son said I would figure out how to spin this into a positive experience rather than a negative! Thankful that he knows that I’m a “glass is half full or even overflowing” kind of mom. If that is one of the character traits I leave behind someday….I’m good with that.
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Share with me here. 🙂