Disconnect to ReconnectHow do you say, “I love you?” There are a million ways to express love! Hugs are usually a winning strategy. Cleaning the house, letting your partner hog the blankets on a cold night, giving up your favorite show so your spouse can watch basketball. These are just a handful of ways to show you care.
In the last 10 to 20 years, we’ve added a few new ways to say those three words. An encouraging text message, a Skype call to someone on the other side of the world. Keeping your phone out of reach, keeping your computer on sleep. Those last two have become some of the hardest and most meaningful ways to show someone how you feel about them.
RECONNECT WITH WHAT (AND WHO) MATTERS MOST
Many expressions of love are a tiny sacrifice. Doing the dishes, putting someone else’s comfort ahead of your own. Why not ditch your devices for the day, or half a day? Power down and put them away. Get out of the house and look your loved one in the eyes. It’s a lovely way to show that special person how much you care.
OUR DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT CHALLENGE
Here’s our challenge to you: Say “I love you” by truly reconnecting with the person you love most. Pick a day this month to completely disconnect. No screens, just you and your sweetie.
Turn off your laptop, hide the remote, and leave your phone at home. Enjoy a date night the old-fashioned way. Laugh during awkward pauses. Hold hands. Get to know each other again. Make memories that stay with you for life.
Everything we do at Pinot’s Palette is designed to build connections and create memories. You can drink and paint, and talk and paint, and dance and paint but it’s tough to text message and paint. (We do that on purpose.)
Remember the challenge: Disconnect from all the distractions that don’t matter, and reconnect with the one you love. We promise it will be worth it!