I am thankful for the internet.
It can be said that the internet is used for bad.
I acknowledge that. It has allowed access to material that has ruined lives, ruined savings and ruined privacy. It has also made humanity a bit more lazy, a bit more ( or less) skeptical, a bit less patient, and a bit less truthful. Unfortunately some folks, just like with print media, believe anything they read.
I choose to look at the positive things it has done.
It has connected long lost friends and families, made helpful information available on just about any subject imaginable, made it possible to see news as it's happening, made a college degree possible for those that might not otherwise gotten one, it makes good news/bad news available for instant prayer requests to go out.
Like the "bad" list, the "good" list is much larger than I can name.
This blog is primarily a way for me to document my life and the things that interest me. A way for my kids to know a bit more about their mom.
Along the way, I've picked up regular blog readers. Strange as it may sound, many of them have become friends--even though we've never met.
One of those friends is Danni at Critter Farm. Had it not been for the internet, I would never have known she exists. She would never have known that I love rhubarb. I would never have received a package full of rhubarb and been able to participate in National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie day.
Thanks to the internet, I have a new friend and ate some amazing pie. I only wish I could mail her some--the old fashioned way. :)