Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Staying connected

I'm one week into my "25 days of gratitude" lead up to Christmas! This little project isn't as easy as I thought.

I consider myself quite an easygoing person. I don't get upset too easily and I don't sweat the small stuff (most of the time). I don't like to dwell on the negative but that doesn't mean that I focus on the positive all the time. I just don't do that negative-positive balancing exercise. It's irrelevant to me. Most of the time, I just get on with my life. But that doesn't make me much better than somebody who focuses on the negative, because I end up taking a lot of things for granted, which is a big no-no, right?

So it takes a while (sometimes more than a while) for me to focus on the positive and to appreciate what is good in my life. Sad, but true. Being thankful for my family and friends is easy, but what comes next?

Well, today I'm thankful for the internet (and a fast connection) and the telephone (the mobile phone, to be specific). They seem like simple things, but I do feel a little out-of-sorts when I'm without my mobile phone or when I'm not able to get on the internet. They keep me connected to my loved ones, to other people, to the world and I can't do without them.


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