Thankful Thursday...For My iPhone

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Thankful Thursday...For My iPhone

 

OK, I know it sounds trite or deranged but I truly am thankful for my iPhone. It is very instrumental in keeping my blood pressure down and from preventing my mouth from saying something it shouldn’t.  iphone

 

At a minimum, I can make calls and text with my iPhone. But when I have my phone, I am never bored and I maintain my patience. 

 

There are many times when I find myself waiting...for a doctor’s appointment, lunch with a friend, standing in line, at the airport...the list goes on. 

 

One of the reasons why I rarely lose my patience while waiting for someone or something is my iPhone.  I take a positive approach to waiting. Rather than blow up at the receptionist who scheduled 3 patients at the same time for my doctor, I check my email or catch up with the news.  (That said, if it is a common occurrence, I also use the phone to look for another doctor.) 

 

It’s my opportunity to read a book.  I can edit photos or make notes for my post, The list is endless.

 

Mind you, I’m not always on my phone. When I am in a “waiting” stage, I often let my mind wander (or ponder, right Michael Jacobs ?)  I observe what’s around me and enjoy the moment. 

 

You don’t have to dislike your phone or consider it a necessary evil. I let it work for me and that’s all I ask of it. 

 

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Don Baker
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I'm thankful for mine too.  It lets me keep up with a lot.

Jan 16, 2020 09:10 AM #17
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The other day I had quite a wait (50 minutes) - and the room had no windows. First I meditated for about 5 minutes - experiencing a feeling of well-being and gratitude. Then, I scrolled through Pinterest looking at beautiful homes and landscapes. I totally get the gratitude for an iPhone - love mine too. Plus, I can text with my pal in Houston when the Texans are doing something amazing. :) 

Jan 16, 2020 09:38 AM #18
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Hi Kathy Streib -  let's face it.  Our iPhone stopped just being phones.  I could say so much about how mine is used but let's just say it is my productivity instrument.  I won't leave home without it and when my car says phone disconnected when I drive out of the garage I have to turn around and get it.

Jan 16, 2020 09:51 AM #19
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Kathy,

Like you, we both appreciate our phones, especially since I have the latest model.  I also loved paying with the phone.  We had three errands this morning, and we used Apple pay...no wallet to take out, and no one can access  the credit card.  A

Jan 16, 2020 11:52 AM #20
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Kathy it's pretty funny to me that when sitting in a doctors waiting room - EVERYONE is looking down at their phones, including me!

Jan 16, 2020 01:59 PM #21
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Wayne Martin Larry still doesn't like taking his phone with him when he's out. 

Sham Reddy CRS very rarely am I bored. 

Barbara Todaro I check my Fitbit in the morning to see how I slept!  I also read magazines on my phone or iPad. 

Jan 16, 2020 04:34 PM #22
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Michael Jacobs my neighbor couldn't care less about her phone. 

Nina Hollander I used to carry a book everywhere with me too but now read them off my phone or iPad. 

Donald Urschalitz we ditched our landline years ago too. My biggest complaint would be when you're included in a group text and the phone keeps pinging. 

Jan 16, 2020 04:37 PM #23
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Candice A. Donofrio before the smartphones I remember putting my little flip phone where they tell you not to put it anymore. I do have to have my phone near me. 

Kat Palmiotti I don't often look at my phone when I'm in the checkout line but did when I was waiting to get a new license plate. 

Jan 16, 2020 04:41 PM #24
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Myrl Jeffcoat I hear what you're saying. At Thanksgiving, I confiscated the phones, my great-nephews, when they sat down at the table. 

Scott Godzyk it definitely has made our lives easier. 

Lottie Kendall Larry and I were at breakfast one day and we saw a couple. Both had their phones out and were using them instead of talking to each other. 

 

Jan 16, 2020 04:46 PM #25
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Sheila Anderson I remember my first phone was the size of a brick!  Can you imagine having to cart that thing around in your purse!!

LOL Brian England you're right!!! I'm an appswh_____!

George Souto I don't think there's any going back. 

Jan 16, 2020 04:53 PM #26
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Sharon Lee I love being able to read and learn so much from reading while I wait. 

Joe Pryor I'm probably waiting until next year, but I was tempted. 

Jan 16, 2020 04:55 PM #27
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100% agree!!! I can actually appear like a mellow, patient person when my iPhone is diverting my attention away from being hyper and impatient in a waiting-type situation. Love reading books on the Libby app.

Jan 16, 2020 04:57 PM #28
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Don Baker You can go through your email in just 5 minutes!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD well your pal loves the texts!!!! (Don't even talk to me about the Astros!!!)

 

Jan 16, 2020 04:58 PM #29
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Grant Schneider I once took my phone to the Verizon store and they had to keep it for an hour. They said I could leave and come back or wait. I as beside myself!!!  (I left and survived)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I use Apple pay all of the time. Love that I don't have to reach in my wallet and struggle to reach for my cards. 

Jan 16, 2020 05:00 PM #30
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS it is now the way of the world. Larry was amazed when we went to the mall years ago, that everyone had their phones out and were walking around looking at them. 

Cindy Bernstein I also like the fact that I'm not filling my house with books that I then have to donate or give away. 

Jan 16, 2020 05:04 PM #31
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Hi Kathy, We all have to keep up with the changing times in our own ways - we can do so many things with our cell phone apps now.  I am thankful for mine too.

Jan 16, 2020 08:17 PM #32
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Morning Kathy.

Rarely and I do mean rarely do you find me without my phone.  Sometimes it's a pain in my backside

Jan 17, 2020 01:33 AM #33
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My battery life should be so good Kathy Streib 

Jan 17, 2020 08:56 PM #34
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Hi Kathy:

Yep, I use mine in many of the same ways. There are times when I overdo it, and I have gotten better about simply putting it away or leaving it in my office when I am at home.

Jeff

Jan 19, 2020 09:22 AM #35
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I am an android user ever since my blackberry, ehem, days!  But I rely on it sooo much too!

Jan 20, 2020 06:57 AM #36
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