Thankful Thursday:) Technology Is Keeping Me Sane

10 Apr

“I used to think that technology was the biggest reason for distancing families and friends. Now, technology is the only thing keeping us together.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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I can’t recall all the times I would see families at restaurants where each member was busy texting or checking something on their phone. They weren’t talking, or sharing exploits of the day. They were tuned out. Or, a little toddlers would be perched on Daddy’s lap, trying to get his attention, only to have the parent texting away. All I could think of was, “I think technology is atrocious!”

Now, being isolated and sheltering in place, most of those families are spending more than a lot of quality time with their families. I’m so grateful to have my iPad and cell phone to read, share stories, take pictures, and keep in touch with my friends and family.

I’m especially grateful for the FaceTime and Messenger features. I get to see my family and grandchildren on a regular basis, and they get to see and hear my voice. I am not a stranger.

I’ve been joining my friends in a group chat, sometimes for hours. We lose track of time, just like we did when we went out to lunch or dinner.

Today, I am VERY thankful for the technology that keeps me in touch with people and keeps me sane. I certainly miss you all so much. Can’t wait to be able to hug you all in person. I pray that day will be soon. ❤️

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