There have been many innovations in communication throughout history.
From the pigeon to the Pony Express, from the telegraph to the telephone and beyond, all of these advances were made to better connect people to each other.
Today, there are more ways to communicate than ever before.
Messages can be sent and received in the blink of an eye.
When I saw Sue’s prompt for today, which is “connect,” my first thought was we live in a time when it is easier to communicate with more people than it has ever been, but all it takes is a look at current events to see we aren’t connected.
Then I thought about things from a more positive point of view.
We live in a time when a guy from Alabama can write a note on his phone, and publish it for the world to see with a touch on a screen.
The fact those words appear on other screens in other states, other countries and other parts of the globe is remarkable.
So is the fact people read them.
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it.
I guess this post is in appreciation of connection, and the wonderful ways in which it is possible, but the real point is to tell you thanks.
Thank you for the time you take from your day to read a few words I write.
Lord knows, you could find better ones almost almost anywhere else.
The Internet has connected me with people I wouldn’t have known otherwise.
Each connection it has fostered has given me joy, and I have you to thank for it.
I hope I’ve given half as much joy to you.
This post is in appreciation of connection, but, more importantly, it is in appreciation of you.
Thank you again.
I hope you have a wonderful week.