Monday, May 18, 2009

Top Ten Realities of 2009

From the Home Office in Oakman, Alabama . . .

10. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

9. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

8. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

7. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

6. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

5. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

4. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

3. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

2. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee (tea, juice, milk).

And the number on reality of 2009 . . .

1. You have more friends on twitter and Facebook than you do in your office.

That last one hurts, and admittedly, I considered number 5 on a few occasions. I find it interesting how technology affects humanity. Things that come about to be conveniences soon become necessities or even worse begin to control us.

Today our ability to communicate via text-messaging, Twitter, FB, IM's, and the like may connect us to more people, but are they disconnecting us from the society around us? How are you interacting with real people? You and I may have a good influence for God and Truth in the cyber-world and neglect to have an impact where we are! We cannot allow the prince of this world to keep us from turning people toward Christ, by keeping us busy in a cyber-only society. We must stay connected with the people in our neighborhood. Take time today to have a positive impact on someone you come across.

Have a great day!

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