Believe it or not, push lawn mowers are still available for purchase, but most of us have power mowers, for which we are thankful. How about electric dishwashers, microwaves, automatic icemakers and water dispensers in the door of your refrigerator? Or automatic starters for cars instead of the crank-starters — horrible contraptions on 97+ temperature days or 20 below zero, or in the pouring rain.
Not to be forgotten are the electric mixers, electric coffeemakers, countertop indoor grills and toasters that even toast bagels. For women, curling irons that heat up in 90 seconds (versus the old fashioned iron rods that women stuck above the coals in the fireplace to heat) and men’s electric razors.
For all of the modern inventions, dear Lord, we are thankful. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll use some of us to invent even greater methods of convenience for future generations to come. And today, as we sit inside our air-conditioned houses where the temperature is set at 72 degrees while outside temperatures rise to nearly 100 degrees, we smile and give an extra special “thanks.”