Whenever I sit to write a Gratituesday post, I immediately have plenty of ideas come to mind. There is just a LOT to be thankful for around here. My kids are adorable and sweet and loving (except when they are frustrating and fussing with each other), and my husband treats me like a queen. But, it would get old fast if I wrote about them each week, wouldn’t it?
This week, I sat for a minute and pondered the events of the last few days. The first thing I thought of was how much fun it was to spend time on the phone with my best friend yesterday.
She and I are separated by four states (give or take), but through modern technology, we can stay super connected in each others’ lives. It has helped TREMENDOUSLY that she now has email and we send each other little notes every day, but we still need to touch bases on the phone. Mostly it’s because we can cover about 100 times more ground in an hour than we can in 10 email all day. (We both talk fast and listen fast). But there’s just something about getting instant feedback on your thoughts and being able to hear the nuances of a discussion, rather than getting the information in black and white text. And thanks to my husband, I can stay on the phone getting that feedback and hearing those nuances for as long as my children and life will allow!
When Allan kidnapped transplanted me here to Las Vegas to marry him, there was no doubt in his mind that we would set up unlimited long distance on our phone plan. He knew how important that plan was going to be, since I was leaving behind all my friends and family in Nebraska, and the rest of my family (my MOM!) was in yet another state. Yeah, unlimited was the only way to go. And it has honestly saved my sanity, at least a few times, in the last four years.
So, today I’m thankful for phones, for unlimited long distance plans, AND for my best friend who is always there on the other end of the line to listen and encourage and laugh (and sometimes cry) with!
What are YOU thankful for? Head on over to Laura’s blog and tell her (and us) all about it!