Tuesday, July 19, 2011

GratiTuesday: Friends and Facebook

I know this is going to sound weird, but today I am grateful for Facebook. I'm a stay at home mom and of course I have a child with special needs. We have one car, which hubby usually has because of work, and so I am home. A lot. As much as I love my job, it can be very lonesome. 
  The internet has helped me create a neighborhood I can visit anytime. With my Pogo friends I can play games. On Facebook I can connect with some of them, and I have also found relatives I probably would have missed the opportunity to get to know. I've reconnected with friends and acquaintances from schools that I attended growing up. I've even met new friends through some of the games I play or have played on the social network. 
  i love seeing the messages online that my friends leave on my wall or in my inbox. I like being able to see what everyone is up to. I tend to think of that as today's version of sitting on your front porch and waving at the neighbors, maybe stopping for a chat. Granted , in my real life I know exactly 2 neighbors. I talk with one a lot more than the other and yet even that isn't much. We all seem to be so busy with our own lives.  But I do miss the Mayberry feel of getting to know the neighbors. So in today's world I am grateful for Facebook and friends.

1 comment:

  1. In today's world, I am so very grateful for FB as well. I can only imagine what our grandparents would think of the way technology shapes so many of our friendships. I love it!