My family got new mobile phones recently when we got to the end of a two-year plan. Because technology is advancing so quickly now, there’s always something new and better to discover when upgrading phones and other gadgets, even if it has been only two years. The screen resolution is much improved over the old phones, making the images crisper and the text easier to read. This is my husband’s phone with a little mirrored image of my phone taking a photo:

Samsung phone reflecting another phone taking a photo of it.

For those of us who are old enough to remember when a phone was a big clunky thing with a mechanical dial and a real bell, hard-wired into the wall and never changing at all from one year to the next, it sure is amazing what we literally have at our fingertips now.

* Good Things is a weekly series featuring the many unexpected joyful things that show up when clutter and stagnation have been cleared away. It’s meant as a reminder that life is always full of happy little surprises, when there’s enough space for them!

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