You are my God, and I will give thanks to you wrote the psalmist in Psalm 118.
I’m going to try to post daily on something for which I am grateful. Some friends are blogging the 365 Gratitude Project and others posting daily gratiude updates to facebook. I will try to resist my tendency to overthink things and write long, illustrated blog posts. Nor am I going to commit to a photo per post. I’m not going to be adamant about posting every day (life sometimes prevents that and I am NOT in ownership of a smart phone to post from – nor do I want one).
Was pondering where I should start (thematically and practically) and weighing up if I should tweet, use tumblr, facebook or my good old neglected blog. And I realised had my first thing to be grateful for – the myriad ways I can connect with people over the interwebz.
These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is a long distance call…
I am thankful for how I can open my laptop and chat with my family who live in South Africa and England and Wales and Queensland and the USA and Canada and elsewhere. I am thankful that I have made and can communicate with friends in Kuwait and Bonaire and Brazil and Mauritius and other exotic and not-so-exotic places (as well as friends who live just down the road).
When we emigrated from South Africa to Australia in 1987, the idea of a videophone was a dream of mine and one I prayed we would be able to use with my family before the end of the century. Sadly my parents never had more than dial-up internet and so couldn’t video chat with us. But I am thankful that facebook especially has allowed families to re-connect. I love seeing photos of my nieces and nephews, chatting with my aunt and cousins whom I haven’t seen irl for far too many years and sharing the lives of those we left behind when we moved to Australia.