Not only is today A to Z Challenge's day 5, or the blog theme Letter E, but it's Celebrate the Small Things Friday! And I could not be more grateful for today's E word:
Yes. Thomas Alva Edison's genius invention has morphed from the awe-inspiring light bulb, to the brilliantly conceived smart phone, and all electronic gadgets in between. A special few make my must-have list and today I celebrate them.
Enter my second honoree:
Oh, yes. This mama cannot live without her triple-shot espresso mocha, and bless the person that gets between her and it, 'cause they're going to need all the prayers they can get. And while caffeine is firing me up inside, my third charm is keeping my outside warm:
I love my caped heaped pad. Writing is a sedentary occupation. Blood tends to settle rather than surge leading to shivers—and jitters if buzzed enough on caffeine. This simple device helps keep me warm, and thus my shoulders, neck, and arms relaxed, which helps prevent muscle cramps, headaches, and digit numbness, a not uncommon problem for people who work using my fourth enchantment:
Yes, the ever amazing and increasingly crucial computer. How on earth did Edison ever keep his ideas and facts straight without it?
And fifth but not least on my small blessings list, my Blackberry.
I came late to the smart phone craze, but that in no way diminishes its power over me. Twitter, Facebook, text—the photos used to develop this blog, and illustrate this post. How on earth did I ever manage without it?
What are your small blessings, or must-haves? Please share in the comments.
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. ~C. Malesherbez