It’s that time of year, when we stop and reflect on all the good stuff in our lives. While I’m grateful for my family and friends, the roof over the my head, the food on the table, and my recently restored health, I thought I’d take the time to be thankful for something that mostly gets criticized: Facebook. One of the more famous internet black holes, Facebook can suck up your time and brain. But there are some great things about it, too.
- I can skip reading the paper and listening to the news. Not only does the big stuff show up on Facebook, but you have people to moan with when the news is not good.
- I can get a cat fix without having to install a litter pan.
- I have somewhere to go when I need to laugh.
- It’s free.
- The quizzes posted on Facebook reassure me that I am indeed unique. My inability to pick from the limited choices reminds me that I can’t be pigeon-holed. Then I get an answer that I disagree with, just like 79% of the people who took the quiz.
- I get to see pictures of people I knew in high school and wonder when they got old.
- I have something to do when I cannot face whatever it is I’m supposed to be doing at the moment.
- The complete circle of life is there to be seen: births, deaths, weddings, graduations, vacations, and the need for caffeine to get us through it all.
- Best of all, I’ve seen a cat in a shark suit riding on a Roomba. I can die knowing that I have truly lived.
Thank you, Facebook.
In case you somehow missed it, a cat in a shark suit riding on a Roomba:
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Is there anything you’d like to thank Facebook for?