Fun motivates. There is something amazingly powerful in experiencing something that is truly pleasurable. Often I wonder why I prioritize, participate, and tackle the myriad of daily tasks. In the mundane are the sprinkles of delights that bring pleasure. For me, the thrill of cooking is found in the fun of creating and making a mess.
As a young girl, I would often stand on a chair in order to reach the countertop so that I could mix, get my fingers sticky, or cut out cookies. From an early age I learned to appreciate the value of fun connections. Similar to technology, there are moments when I turn on the device not only to learn, but for pure amusement. For instance, this week I paused to enjoy a slideshow from various pictures taken from the past 2 years. Digital photography captures moments that can be more easily shared with others. There are endless examples of how my life is enriched and expanded by the diversion of technology.
In addition, this week I took the time to relax and simply enjoy technology instead of spending so much time trying to figure it out! I’ve read funny articles, viewed movies, downloaded more tunes, and actually smiled while viewing the numerous widgets. For the same reasons as cooking, I think many people are drawn to technology because it offers an engaging approach. I came across a humorous site in the Houston Chronicle at: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/5527292.html in which people are encouraged to write a novel in 6 words. I am still trying to pen my own and I am inspired by the idea. Technolology inspires fun!
So far…Love willingly sacrifices one’s own life.
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