Thankful Thoughts 9/06/18

9/06/18

Today I am thankful for cellphone cameras. This is another thing we often take for granted now days, the ability to take and share photos instantly, thus being able to share pieces of our day to day lives and things of beauty with friends and family far and near.

I can show you my new bedspread, or my cats being silly, or my Papa Bear’s beautiful smile in the blink of an eye.

I can take you on trips with me to wonderful places, and join you on yours. I can document pain and sorrow, joy and celebration.

I can see the progress on my daughter’s new house, and what my son and his awesome girlfriend are doing for fun on the weekend.

I can take twenty selfies to come up with one decent one to share on my profile. 😊

In the “olden days” before the advent of cellphones and digital cameras, photography was a cumbersome and somewhat expensive process… buying film and flash bulbs, and then paying to have the photos developed, often with more disappointing results than good ones, and paying again to make copies and mail them. Not much of that really got done other than to document birthdays, holidays, family vacations, and the first day of school.

I often think about how my mom would have loved instant photos and messages, and unlimited long distance time to talk about them. Dad limited her talk time with each of us to seven minutes a week.

I enjoy sharing images of my life with you, and I thank you for sharing yours. It truly is a small world after all. 🤗

-JTS-

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

5 thoughts on “Thankful Thoughts 9/06/18”

  1. I often refer to my cellphone as my camera by mistake. I remember sitting at Borders so many years ago reading an article about digital vs film cameras with so many photographers expressing that film would never be replaced. Here we are now with cell phones taking pictures that are so much better than our old point and shoot digital cameras. Yes, I love having a camera at my fingertips. A picture is worth a thousand words.

  2. I remember my daughter showing me her first digital camera, I was totally amazed… you could see the pictures as you took them! 😊 The progress of technology in the past 25 years has been truly astounding!

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