"I'm calling to tell you our movie plans since you're not on Facebook."
"Did you hear that So And So is pregnant/had her baby/is engaged/went to Costco today? No? Oh, right, you're not on Facebook."
"You'd know that my sister's friend's daughter's goldfish died IF you were on Facebook!"
Never did I think that I would count Facebook as a blessing. But it has become that. Last night I had a private message conversation with someone from my past who is a new Facebook friend. We talked about kids and marriages and high school and mutual friends. And the funny part is, I think it was the first conversation I ever really had with her. She's a few years older than me and when we were teenagers I thought she was super pretty and cool (which she still is, by the way). I was way too shy then to talk to her much. But thanks to the years and Facebook, we're friends now. And that makes me happy.
So with a sigh and resignation to hearing, "I told you so," I will say that Facebook is a blessing. But far and away more of a blessing is the old and new friends it has brought into my life.