Thankfulness + Technology <3

Lately I have been trying to remind myself to be more thankful. Thankful for the big things in life of course, but thankful for the small everyday things as well. And if you think I’m joking about that, check out this note I wrote to myself a few months back:

I mean really, canned beans are a lifesaver right?!

I mean really, canned beans are a lifesaver right?!

Today I’m being thankful for technology. It’s no secret that we are pretty big nerds in my household. I’m a graphic designer and a lover of all gadgets and techy goodness. The husband is also a lover of gadgets and does side jobs for people in the way of fixing computers, replacing broken screens on phones, and of course he’s my own personal on call computer tech.

And my kids? Ok, they’re just as techy and nerdy as the larger counterparts in this house. See proof below of how I found my minime the other morning:

passed out with her kindle fire!

passed out with her kindle fire!

Other than just being a lover of gadgets, technology is also my livelihood. It has provided me a way to work from my home, doing something I love (creating things!) and being able to be a “stay at home mom” with my children. I work full time from home and have always felt blessed because of this.

See? A new digital scrapbooking layout I released today made with my new product. Technology baby.

A new scrapbooking layout I released today with my new product.

And then there’s this blog which has turned out to be such a surprise and a blessing for me in many ways. Like I’ve said in the past I use this as a place to be as honest as I possibly can about my day to day life and my ongoing fitness journey.

I have been able to connect with some amazing people because of this little place where I like to blab. Daily it blows my mind when I get an email, a message, a mention on instagram telling me that someone thinks I’m an inspiration. I am humbled that I get to reach more people to show them what can be accomplished when you change your lifestyle. And yes, all of this which has become such a huge part of my life is because of technology.

I get to interact with friends and family everyday that don’t live near me because of my iPhone, my tweets, my txt messages, facebook, etc. I’ve been especially grateful for this lately because my brother who lives in Italy now has been able to chat my Dad and I up with a free messaging APP on our phones – which is awesome sauce.

We live in such a fast paced technology driven society nowadays I think we sometimes forget to appreciate all of it and how it impacts our daily lives. So today, I’m reminding myself to be grateful for it. To be thankful for opportunities it’s brought my way, and the amazing people it let’s me get to connect with daily.

Do you have any type of daily gratitude journal/notes?
What technology are you grateful for and how has it impacted your life?

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6 Responses to Thankfulness + Technology <3

  1. Jessica says:

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I don’t have a daily gratitude journal, but I often focus on what I am thankful for as I drift off to sleep – it helps me to close off my day. :)

  2. I love the scrapbook page! I’ve never gotten into digital scrapbooking, prefering the paper way.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much! Yeah, it seems a natural transition for me since I’m a graphic designer – but I still do love paper and crafty things in general.

  3. Gayle says:

    I would never have known of you or your beautiful designs if not for computers and the internet!

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