To wrap up my week of thankfulness, I'm going to get a little materialistic - kind of.
I am thankful for my camera, my laptop, my iphone, and my GPS. You see, I'm a little bit addicted to my electronics. But it's not just because they are fun by themselves, but because of what they have brought into my life.
With my camera I have seen some beautiful skies, colors, and Mother Nature at her best.
I have been able to share in life changing events.
With my laptop I have been able to "meet" wonderful new people through their blogs (and mine); learn new skills and ideas, gain great recipes for family meals, and generally open my mind to a whole new world of possibilities.
With my phone and my GPS I have wandered to new places and found beautiful things, breathtaking landscapes, and met amazing new people.
I have found that I meet more people when I travel individually than with others. Certainly sharing trips with friends and family is great fun, but meeting new local folks or other individual travelers brings interesting stories, suggestions of "must see" places, and plenty of personal chatting at the tea house or shops. I wholeheartedly recommend trying it at least once.
I am thankful to my IT guys at work who have given me two 20"monitors so I can run 6+ program screens at once, working with my itty bity attention span, and making my job easier. Bless them!
I am thankful for many more things, and hope to continue to celebrate through the rest of the holiday season!