Gordon Swaby

Life’s simple Joys, the ones you can never get enough of.

So it was 4:19 AM on January 7,2010 and I was up, not doing the unusual. Reading whatever it is i like to read online in the wee hours of the morning–best time to read, it provides true clarity. But, this night was a little unusual, i did my  rounds at one of my favorite spots online, Twitter ( I guess with close to 14,000 tweets, that’s no secret).

Doing the slightly mundane task of going through my tweets ( For the unfamiliar a tweet, for me anyway is materializing your thoughts in 140 characters or less and broadcasting it for the world to see) expecting to see much inanity at this hour, but out of nowhere i saw this tweet from a friend of mine. “Ok guys Renée is having labour contractions! We’re going IN!”

That tweet, albeit in 140 characters or less provokes so much emotion, for me and ESPECIALLY for the person who is actually experiencing  it. It really let’s you appreciate how different the world is now and how much we should appreciate it because 10-20 years ago him letting literally millions of people know instantaneously what was happening would be impossible, it also had me thinking. With the plethora of children born each day, each month and each year the thought of a child making it’s way into the world would become somewhat of a familiar feeling to all of us, but it can never be this way for experiences of this nature i.e having your first child, Sex, Graduating from High School, your first job etc you can never truly appreciate until you EXPERIENCE IT. That to me is a GREAT thing, for no matter how many articles you read how many experiences people relate to you or how many videos you watch you can never really Comprehend or Appreciate as i call it “The Simple joys” of life until you experience it.

The world can be good, and so can the people in it. Congratulations on becoming a Dad Samuel, enjoy everything that comes with it, all the best to you and your wife.

Simple but seemingly complex and unique feeling for us all.

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:47 am. Filed under Interesting, Personal, Tech, Uncategorized.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    technology ad communication really has come a far way. I am most excited about what will come in the near future!

  • marangand

    well written, and so true!!!! I love how your mind operates 🙂

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Thanks much, appreciate it:)

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com/ Stunner

    Well written post indeed! The social web has certainly grown andi it is continuing to grow. Giving more people the opertunity to share their life and experiences with not just a few but many.



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