I was laying in bed last night thinking about how blessed I really am. It was one of those nights where you want to go to sleep, and can't. I began to count all the 'things' I have, all the people who love me and that I love, but most of all, I have a Savior who loves me more than anyone or anything ever could. I go to a doctor with some silly ailment, and get a wake up call. There is always and I do mean always, someone there worse off than I am. Makes me ashamed and certainly humbles me.
Someone posted an article showing the old dial/home telephones. I think most of us have given up those and gone to cell phones.
TV sets are not what they used to be either. Black and white - do you remember those? Goodness now we have spectacular color and flat screens as big as the wall they are hanging on.
Technology is 'out of this world' - literally. Computers that will do anything you are smart enough to problem
them to do. I thought of my Kindle. It is small enough to fit into my pocketbook and I take wherever I go. I have over 300 books programmed on it to read yet. I can also access the internet, play games, and chat.
There are some down sides to technology though. My mind goes to people who drive or walk while texting on their cell phones. We have had company and/or family members visit us and I look around and one or more are texting, rather than entering into the conversations, and not just teenagers. Driving while texting is a hazard of great proportions-life threatening.
In churches now, you can look around and usually find someone texting or doing other things while the service is in force. Pretty soon we can all stay home from church and get the message on our cell phones. For me that is going to be a sad day because I love being with people of like mind, worshipping together, and learning what God has in store for me.
I know, you must think I am very, very old and you would be right. There are some things that are new that are great, but some, not so much so!
On this Thankful Tuesday, I will say, I am so thankful to be alive and be a part of all this new 'stuff'. I wonder what it will be like for my grandchildren when they are grown and have children of their own. Yikes!
GOD BLESS US EVERYONE