Bad stuff happens on the internet. No need to go into all of the gory details of lives and relationships destroyed as a result of social media, pornography and other abuses.
Good things happen on the internet as well.
Here is my disclaimer, or rather, qualifier: I would ALWAYS rather spend time with someone in person. ALWAYS. However, as we all know, that is not always possible.
One of the hooligans lives very far away. I miss her terribly and am grateful for every moment we have together. But 4000 miles separate us so time breathing the same air is quite limited. My heart is happy, though, when I receive a text or a message on FB.
MOMD and I did some leaf peeping this past week and used Facetime so another hooligan could see some breathtaking scenery as we drove across the mountain. Below is just one sample of what we saw. More to follow in the days to come.
An acquaintance is moving back to her native country tomorrow and we will probably never see each other in person again. We can email and stay in contact via social media.
I do realize that before there was internet and WiFi there were maps and landline telephones and directory assistance. Technology often makes research more convenient.
We used our phones to locate the cabin in which we stayed, read reviews of a local restaurant and place a rental car reservation.
Technology and social media are a large part of my life. Without it I wouldn’t be writing this blog and you wouldn’t be reading it. Thank you, by the way, for reading and occasionally sharing (hint, hint). Subtlety is not my strong suit.
I hope you found at least one thing for which to be thankful today. If you would like to share in the comment section below I would be glad to hear about it!