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A Sig Blessing

Most of us prefer to curse technology when it doesn’t work, but rarely do we bless it or even acknowledge when it does work.  I am guilty of muttering unkind words at my PCwhen it doesn’t respond fast enough, does something unpredictable or can’t read my mind. (I know…my son-in-law reminds me often that I should have gotten a MAC)

Today however, I feel compelled to recognize that my PC is a blessing.  Honest.

Besides being a faithful holder of thoughts and memories, editor of words, organizer of numbers, rehearsal partner for choir, fact checker and researcher, worthy opponent in word games, supplier of youtube entertainment – this week my computer has helped me:

  • See photos of Karen’s brand new grandson just hours after he arrived!  He is tiny, amazing and a miracle! (Karen will be writing about him shortly).
  • Find a friend that I thought I had lost
  • Keep track of my daughter’s adventures through her new blog
  • Be amazed at my other daughters’ tireless blogging and amazing viewership
  • Sync my ipod touch
  • Debrief last Sunday’s concert
  • Contemplate buying a new CD (have decided to wait)
  • Check the weather in Vancouver, Borneo, Edmonton, Calgary, Oxford, Sudbury and Maui. (decided I’d rather be in Maui)
  • Learn about healthy food choices
  • Make better grocery shopping choices
  • Connect with many friends
  • Work from home when I wasn’t feeling well
  • Crop and post a better profile picture (I experienced a remarkably good hair day – see below)
  • Track my blessings

This is just  a partial list.  I will now give my PC the rest of the weekend off – and just in time.  According to my PC’s clock it’s 11:50.

Well done PC, I appreciate you.

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– A Sig Blessing

It’s not a daily quiz (but that’s a good thing to call life in general). The Daily Examen  is a little bookmark that I picked up in the foyer of a friend’s church and it suggests that I consider 5 things at the end of every day:

1. Be aware that you are in the presence of God

– Thanks for being with me today God!

2. Review your day with gratitude

– I am particularly grateful for the young people I spoke with today who are putting their careers on hold to help others, prepared to give their money to help others, and care enough about God’s creation to be involved with the cause.

3. Pay attention to your emotions

I am tired – but hopeful.

4. Choose one thing from your day and pray about it

That those looking for jobs will be given what they need, that those looking for financial support to do good work will also find it.

5. Look toward tomorrow.

I wonder what you have in store for me tomorrow God…

Which reminds me of the hymn we sang in church last Sunday. About 100 years ago when I was a music student (at a College that no longer exists) I was asked to direct a choral arrangement of this for my practicum.  The words and tune have stayed with me and I remember where I directed this (a little rural church outside of Edmonton) the women who followed by direction (I was new to waving my arms around) and day by day…where I am now…

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