It’s 9:00am on a Thursday morning and, thanks to Skype, I just had a coffee and wine date with my friend Caroline in London. She is finishing up the final hosting details, glass of wine in hand, of a work event and I am cradling my cup of Joe on the other side of the world. Caroline is the type of friend that makes me smile at even the mention of her name, so the ability to stay connected despite the 3,000 miles that separates us is a true gift. This contradictory size of the world never ceases to stretch my mind. We live in a world so very big, and yet, with the graces of technology, so very small.
I write often of the simple pleasures of life, and today I want to honor the simple pleasures of technology that many of us have come to take for granted. Things as simple as cell phones, the availability of wifi, the speed of accessible information and the various visual video chatting options are not really that simple at all. Don’t let yourself be desensitized from the brilliance and conveniences that technological advances bring to our lives, for it is when we start to take things for granted that we allow the seed of discontentment into our hearts.
Celebrate the complicated things in life that you take for granted, and know that you are living in an era where what you do can really echo across thousands and thousands of miles.