‘Google is greash.’ I actually have that tag floating around on this blog, and I use it often.
And yes, I am dedicating today’s gratitude to it. When you get to the bottom, you will understand why.
Because it is not a frivolous or materialistic thing. Sure you can find things online, buy them and have them delivered to your door… but that is not what I am grateful for.
Sure you can search for the lyrics to your latest fave song, and be singing along to it within minutes of finding it… but that is not what I am grateful for.
Sure you can turn to it in times of wordly need, and search for the synonyms of breakable, just as you can look for the antonym of exhilaration… but that is not what I am grateful for.
Sure you can look up your city’s weather in 2 weeks time, and try to determine if you will need to re-think picnic plans for that weekend… but that is not what I am grateful for.
Sure you can search for the most uncommon, weirdest and rarest object (try the image of the cat in water saying “I’ll F&*k you right up,” a round rug no bigger than 2 metres diameter in various shades of blue, and silver 1970s Pontiac wheel trims – that one is on Hubbie), and it will still give you some kind of info, even including where to get it…
But that is not what I am grateful for.
Instead I am grateful for this: I am grateful to Google, because as much as you can find the most obscenely tedious and trivial things on it, so too can it help you mend your heart.
You can find online forums and support groups of people who are going through the same thing you are.
You can speak anonymously, when in real life you can’t speak up at all.
You can feel comforted by the fact that you are not alone, and there are in fact hundreds if not thousands of others like you that have gone through, and are going through the very same thing.
You can feel a little less lonely, a little more connected, and happy in the fact that there are others who can help.
In this regard, Google excels.
So today, Google… I thank you. ♥