Do you have something or several things (not people) that you cannot imagine your life without? Or maybe there is just a thing or three that has made your life better?
I have a few such things in my world, one which most people would find odd. I have this most wonderful, soft eye mask that I wear to bed every night (if I remember, I will take a picture and post tomorrow). I have thin eyelids, and light finds its way into my eyes when I am sleeping, thanks also in part to mediocre, not-dark blinds. But it goes beyond the sun, which is not even out yet when I am up most days, and includes my ridiculously bright clock. I could not, not have a clock, but at least I can block it out (and easily lift up the mask when necessary). I am not kidding you when I say that most nights, I think to myself how much I love my eye mask. Yep, it does not take much to impress me.
I know some of you would say you could not live without (or at least would not like your life without) your iPhone and iPads. I am pretty certain I would feel the same way if I owned either of those things. But I can relate to a cell phone, even mine which is of the stupid variety. I have not worn a watch since the mid '90s, and I have used my cell phone as a watch for pretty much the entire century so far. I also love that my phone (my last three, I think) takes pictures. Even though the quality is next to nothing, I have been able to capture things that I would not have otherwise because who takes a camera everywhere. And I like that if I am late, lost, or otherwise need something, I can get almost everything I need either by texting or calling someone.
Another thing I am glad I have, though I also wish they were better, are my swimming goggles. As someone whose vision is off the charts (I think I am somewhere around 20/650 in my one eye), I love that I can swim my laps and actually see underwater more than a foot ahead. It may sound trivial, but the first time I swam the freestyle and was able to see to the bottom of the pool as well as across it without the sting of chlorine was amazing for me.
I am sure there are other things that I love and am glad I have (coffee and DVR, I am talking to you!), but the three above are the ones that I appreciate on a regular basis and would hate to live without.
How about you?