Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Giving It Up

No, not writing. At least not yet. I decided months ago that I was going to go give up TV for lent. It may seem like a trivial thing, but watching TV is serious business and actions need to be taken because of a feeling I always get when I have watched a lot of TV and it is this: it is the easy thing to do. And, oftentimes, the easy thing to do is the least enriching thing. I never come away from a session on the couch feeling like I have added to my life. Unless it is a great movie, the sum of my life is lessened by the beast in my living room.
I like addition, adding things to my life. TV won't be subtracting from it for at least the next forty days. This decision also aligns well with one of the main points in Donald Miller's book A Million Miles In A Thousand Years, which I finally got around to reading and finishing this week, and that is, do the hard thing. It sounds simpler than it is and it is a rule I don't often live by. I am changing that.

2 comments:

Rachel Larson said...

No TV during the Winter Olympics?!?!?!

Thomas Bridges said...

Mad props, Bryce!