I ran into NaBloPoMo over at Tandaina's blog, which has been a source of many interesting things, blog and other. After reading about it, I thought it would be fun to try posting daily, so I joined up! And since it is November, month of Thanksgiving and all, I decided I'd do gratitude posts. So here is my intention: no matter what else does or does not get posted this month, every day I will post about at least one thing for which I am grateful.
This morning I am grateful for the technology of the internet which allows for new and creative ways for us to make connections with each other. Certainly this blog ring which so enhances my life is an example of that, but we are not alone in making use of this new way of being in each other's lives. I have clients that have formed and joined on-line support groups (great for the anxious and agorophobic!) Our college is using on-line learning to reach new audiences and old ones in new ways. Some of my senior citizen friends just glow when they tell me they can download pictures of the grandkids almost the minute they are taken. For those of us the hinterlands, it makes it possible to "attend" things we could otherwise not. Our doctors use telemedicine to bring specialists and consults that would not be otherwise accessible.
Creator God, we thank you for the intelligence that makes all this possible, grant us the wisdom to use it well.