National Day of Unplugging

From sundown March 1 to sundown March 2, my family will be observing the National Day of Unplugging. Sabbath Manifesto came up with the idea as an effort to encourage people to unplug from electronic devices and truly connect with one another. While I’m grateful for the ease of staying in touch that social media, telephones, and e-mail provide, I have seen that I can grow too attached to electronic devices. I can easily substitute reading someone’s status update for actually knowing what is going on in their life. My family feels the need to slow down and enjoy the lost art of conversation. We need to remember that friendship is not the same thing as an exchange of information. Who is in?