Greg and Tommy Royals 2014

Last night I took my son to see the Kansas City Royals play as a reward for all the hard work he’s doing in his treatment program and to have some special father/son time. I decided to be fully present and fully engaged, so I took two pictures of us with my phone (one before the game and one after) and the rest of the game, my phone was in my pocket.

There were two different Twitter chats going on Tuesday night. I simply scheduled a tweet via Buffer that said, “Sorry I missed tonight. You guys have fun.”

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Why do I mention this? Because it’s hard to be unplugged. I constantly struggle with being present and giving my full attention to my family when they need me. I think we all must be aware of the magnetic pull that mobile phones and social media has and set proper boundaries. So let me just encourage you today, friends. Tonight when you’re home with your family – put that phone down and be present!

Greg Atkinson

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