Day One of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

The solution to the 2022 challenge. I came up with the plan for day one of 365 days of thankfulness because I get good ideas when I walk.

The idea came to me while I walked the track at the gym. Good ideas often come to me on my morning strolls. I’m into my second mile when I rounded the blind corner where I’m always careful to avoid a newbie who decided to travel in the wrong direction. Signs specifically state which direction a person should move in on given days, but a person has to know to look for the sign to get the required information. At this stage of life, any collision could be dangerous.

For a solid week, I’ve searched my mind for a blogging challenge to accept in 2022. I couldn’t think of a thing. Then it came to me. The idea I came up with would require me to write a short blog expressing 365 of happiness. I know this isn’t an original idea, and I’ve seen it done before. I have never tried doing this, so sharing thankfulness will be a new experience for me. This morning marks day one of my 365 days of thankfulness.

Day One of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

Today, I am thankful to be alive to celebrate the beginning of a new year. I have chosen to remain optimistic about 2022. There have been dire predictions about a dark winter. There’s a new Covid variant out to get us. Omicron is its name. Even in the midst of all of the doom and gloom predictions, we can choose to live our lives to the fullest. I refuse to live in fear. I am thankful to be alive. The new year is open to amazing possibilities if we keep our hearts open to experience them.


I am an old lady. My glimpses of thankfulness may not be the same as the ones you might select. I believe we can all relate in some way to the blessings we’ve been given in life. They are landmarks in our human experience. Thankfulness is an adventure we can all take together. Would you please leave a comment and share with me some of the things you are thankful for today.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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16 thoughts on “Day One of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

  1. Very nice, Molly! I know this will help you to literally live in a space of gratitude, which can’t help but to be a positive thing in this pandemic world.

  2. I am thankful each morning I open my eyes to a new day 🤩

    Great way to take stock of life… As the saying goes sometimes we don’t know what’s right in front of our noses.


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