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One thing I am very thankful for is modern technology. That might sound funny coming from an old-fashioned person such as myself. But I appreciate both the old ways and the new ways. The internet, Facebook, and my cell phone have allowed me to keep in touch with people I love who are far away. They have allowed me to get to know some of my cousins and nieces and nephews. They have given me a place to express my love for books and reading. My computer and the attached DVD burner have allowed me to digitally save precious pictures that could be damaged or lost in a time of disaster.
Yes, I realize that technology can fail and that something like a solar flare or an EMP attack could render our technology useless. I try not to assume that technology will always be here. But right now, while we have it, I am thankful for it, and for a God who gives humans the ability to invent such wonderful things.