Day Three of 365 Days of Thankfulness


It took weeks for me to decide on a blogging challenge for 2022. I didn’t want to lose the momentum I achieved in 2021. The light bulb moment came while I got my morning steps in the gym. Ideas come to me when I walk. I know the plan isn’t original. After all, I know of people who have done the 365 days of thankfulness challenge. I’ve never attempted to express this level of gratitude in any official capacity. How hard can it be, right? This post expresses day three of 365 days of thankfulness.  

What I’m grateful for on day three of 365 days of thankfulness

My family tops the list of the things I’m thankful for in 2022. I should have written this post first. They aren’t perfect people. I’ll admit perfect lives in a different zip code than the one we occupy. The people I love make up a wild collection of folks with differing political views, sexual orientation, and race. Some of them are inlaws, and a few of them are outlaws, but they are all special in my eyes. We fight occasionally, but we always make up. We can agree to disagree and still know the love is there. Overlooking another person’s faults is a lost skill in the world as it exists today.

These are the people I know I can count on when times get hard. They will come to the rescue when Rooster and I are sitting beside the road with two flat tires because an object fell off a semi, and we ran over it. They are the people who will bring food to your door when you have COVID. They are the people you would help if they were in a bad situation.

My daughter took the picture at the movie theatre on Christmas Day. Going to see a movie is part of our family tradition. Not everyone is included in the photo. Some people couldn’t be with us this year, but we hope everyone can make the movie next year. Know this; even when you are gone, we still love every one of you.

Old lady Thankfulness

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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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

11 thoughts on “Day Three of 365 Days of Thankfulness

  1. Family is at the top of my list too. It’s the first image that comes to mind when I rise to a new day every morning.
    From there on I start to count my blessings. Taking nothing for granted.
    So glad to read your post today. May this be a spectacular year for you. I love your theme this year. I celebrate you 💕 👏

  2. Family is always up there on the list of gratitude. I love how you described your family. Mine is much the same. We may not always agree but we always have each others back.

  3. This is so lovely Molly. You’re not an old lady…you just have lots of life experience, which of course makes a great writer. Great family pic. Happy New Year.

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