Seriously? Thanksgiving is next week? Already? How did this happen? Oh my goodness!!!!
Okay, now back to being thankful.....
I am very thankful for computers. Seriously. Yes, they can be a time waster, but I love them. I love social networking - facebook, blogs, etc. I love talking over Skype with family that is overseas.
I remember way back in the 80s when my aunt, uncle, and children first moved to Botswana. It would take roughly 3 weeks to get a letter there and 3 weeks to get a letter back. Calling was also dreadfully expensive. So we didn't have the greatest of contacts.
But now, my aunt, uncle, and one cousin are in Malawi - an even more remote area, and we can hear from them almost every day via facebook and e-mail. We can call over Skype, or buy cheap calling plans online.
And let's mention pictures. I don't know what I would do without seeing the pictures of my sweet Caleb and Evan online so often. I would probably buy impulsive plane tickets to Singapore, and that would get quite expensive! Okay, I wouldn't really do this, but it would be even harder to resist! Computers make it so much easier to see pictures than the days when you would have to have film, develop a picture, and mail it.
So, someone please remind me of this post next time my computer is frustrating me and I want to throw it out the window.
Or don't, since I only communicate with most of you via the computer. And if I'm trying to throw it out the window, I probably won't be reading your comments.