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Do you remember paper?

Ode To Paper

I think about how much paper mattered in my life. This was before life was mostly all digital. I bought books, printed out my sermons, mailed birthday, Christmas, and appreciation cards, read a material newspaper, and carried a physical Daytimer calendar.

Not that paper is solely in the past. I carry a notebook with lists and notations of things to do and places to be. Every day I get pleasure out of using a fountain pen to journal my thoughts in a notebook gifted at Christmas. Family members know my go to gift – buy Bob a journal.

Paper is a crucial element in my life, yet I have never once thought to thank God for it.

Shared Gratitude

I’m thinking that now I should thank God for silicon, from which microchips are made. Today, that’s where my books, sermons, publications, and calendar live . . . in a microchip-based digital world.

Let me encourage you to find or make a place of shared gratitude. What you share will inspire others, and what they share will inspire you. Who knows? You might end up feeling thankful for paper. Or silicon.

Are you grateful for something that is disappearing off the scene? What are you grateful for? Join the conversation and leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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