Monday, December 6, 2010

How Do It Know?

There is a wonderful old joke about the country boy who, when asked what the smartest thing in the world was, replied, “A thermos.”

Why?

“’Cause, it keeps hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold. How do it know?” was the answer.

Recently, my chiropractor gave me an All-Temp Comfort Pack to use to reduce inflammation in my back. It can be put in the freezer for cold or in the microwave for hot. Actually, it looks like a flat, rectangular breast implant.

Now, someone smart invented this product. And, while I don’t have a clue about the chemical process that makes it works, all I know is that it works.

Every day we take for granted ingenious tools that, a century ago, someone would have thought were magic.

We spend so much time worrying about all the troubles and challenges swirling around us that we often forget to be grateful for the complexity/simplicity of our tools and toys.

What have you used in the last 24 hours that didn’t exist even 10 years ago?

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