Author Clint Smith recently shared the following Tweet: “I went to the post office today & had this moment where I was like wow man the post office is conceptually amazing. You put something in an envelope, lick a sticker, hand it to someone, and they literally bring it anywhere in the world. That’s wild! Shout out to the post office.”

 I feel that way every time I fly on an airplane. Some days I can barely lift my own suitcase, yet you can take that weight x 200 and add in 200 passengers and still land it in a precise location with a great overall safety record – and do it thousands of times each day.

I have always been amazed by electricity and now I marvel at by wi-fi. Who would have believed that I could be on a boat ride in the middle of a river, read an email and then send my reply – all within seconds? Or that you literally touch a piece of glass in order to do so on your smartphone?

Technology is moving at a rapid pace – in a few years self-driving cars or Mars landings may become common – but already remarkable surrounds us. Take a moment today to appreciate some of the wonders that you normally take for granted.

*Tweet by @ClintSmithIII, 7/13/18

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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