Thank you, Society, for the things I can take for granted. People have not always had these wonderful conveniences.
Light at the touch of a button, or in my case, the clap of my hands. No need to fumble in the dark for a match to light a candle. I even have a back up, a couple of flashlights within reach.
Shelter and warmth. I set my comfort level and forget it. I recently upped my comfort level from 73 F.to 75 F. Baby, it's cold outside...but not in here. And I don't have to shovel any coal into the furnace.
Hot or Cold water right in my room. Thirsty? Put a cup under the tap and voila! Hot water or cold. Did I forget to mention a microwave for my tea or coffee or cocoa in a minute?
Human waste disposal at the touch of a lever. Off it goes to I know not where, and I am have a fresh white receptacle for the next use. Children wonder as they learn to press the lever and say, "There goes the poo." But I take this convenience for granted.
Instant communication with friends, family, paramedics. Telephone, cell-phone, email...I love 'em all. Never out of touch. I have an hour long visit with Cousin Bertha every morning...and she's in Texas, two thousand miles away.
Quick pain relief. Tummy ache, headache? I have a choice of aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen all within an arm's reach.
Food. No, I don't remember ever feeling really hungry. Food is always within reach. I have crackers in the cupboard, muffins and sandwich in the fridge, and fresh oranges on a tree just outside my room.
Is this a great age, or what.