If, as Songs of Solomon says, it's the little foxes that spoil the grapes (2:15) , then it's the little perks that create a wonderful life.
Family and friends are counting down the days to Thanksgiving--thanking God for truly important and wonderful things. But as my family recovers from Sandy, as they pine for the big things: electric, heat, cooked food, I'm sure they've also missed the little things.
Here are my (not so) inconsequential little things that make life glorious:
- Light switches. Flip it up--voila. Snap it down--all gone. I love light switches.
- Remotes. I'm old enough that I remember getting off the couch, walking across the room, turning dials to change the station. Now I remain under covers, sprawled on the couch, channel surfing. (I actually do not know how to change the TV station without a remote).
- Car chargers. (Some are more lucky than I; I only have two, many have more). In the aftermath of Sandy, people relied on their cars--not to get down the streets. Those were blocked with trees. But to charge their phones and Kindles and Ipads and laptops. Isn't it glorious we can ride in a car, read our ebooks and never lose power?
- Meat thermometers. Mine just broke and the new ones aren't very accurate. It's wonderful not to guess about that roast (especially with the price of roasts).
- Paper Books. Without power, the ereaders die and then what do you do without electricity, TV, radio, video games, Words with Friends or whatever else distracts us? A good old fashioned book doesn't need electric. And reading by candlelight. How romantic is that?
What silly thing makes you thankful?