Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What Would You Do For a Klondike Bar?

 
 
 
For some strange reason, sometimes the commercial for this famous ice cream bar comes into my head, and I find myself singing, "What would you do-o-o for a Klondike bar?"
 
I would actually prefer an ice cream sandwich.
 
I got to thinking, which I really try not to (about this topic, not thinking in particular), about the things I miss in America.  Cracker Barrel would probably at the top, with Sheetz being a close second.  Come on, 2 hot dogs for $1?  You can't beat that.
 
Sugar Cereals.
 
Hershey's.
 
Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate.
 
T.G.I.Fridays
 
Friendlys
 
Oh, I better stop there.  See, it's not good for me to start thinking about all that I miss in America.  I could do without all that, but truly, deep down, I miss my family.  Sometime, I  miss them so much that my heart just aches.
 
I am blessed to have a close-knit family.  I'm even close to my aunts and uncles.  Facebook can be such a wonderful blessing.  I honestly cannot imagine what it was like even 10 years ago without the technology we have today. 
 
To wait weeks for a letter by mail, to now waiting just seconds to see their reply on instant messaging.  To possibly never seeing loved ones again, to now having Face Time and Skype.
 
How blessed we are compared to missionaries years ago.
 
But I often wonder how much of a distraction it is to us?  How much time we waste online?  Or even the feelings of envy it brings when we see friends or family posting pictures of them altogether celebrating a birthday or some other life event.
 
Don't get me wrong.  I'm not telling you to throw out the internet!  I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to watch my youngest brother graduate high school via Skype.  This way he couldn't tease me for crying!
 
I am merely saying we need to be careful.  All things in Moderation.
 
Balance.
 
Be careful not to long for 'home' so much that we are distracted from what God has called us to do.
 
Facebook, Skype, Blogs, Pinterest.  All that stuff is fun, and can be good for us, but keep it in check. 
 
Balance, my dear missionary friends.  Balance.
 
 
 
 
 


5 comments:

  1. LOL! and seriously -EXCELLENT reminder. :-) Thanks, Jen.

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  2. I've thought about this too...what a blessing it is to have the internet, but how watching all my friends back home take their yearly visits to the pumpkin patch sometimes lives me feeling sorry for myself. What you said about balance is so true!

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    1. Oh, pumpkin patches! I miss them too!

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  3. And Jen...where are you from originally? I couldn't have survived my college days in Western PA without Sheetz!

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    1. I'm from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania area.

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