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 five of 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Five of 365 Days of Thankfulness
Without trying to sound like the Grinch or Ebenezer Scrooge, I’m grateful the holidays are over on day five of my 365 days of thankfulness. Enough is enough, people. I can only squeeze so much Christmas cheer out of these old bones. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, but I get tired of the endless round of gift-giving. It appears I ate too much, spent too much, and stressed out about things that didn’t matter in the long run.
At least I didn’t have to worry about all the work parties. I always feel uncomfortable in those fake pit on a happy face social situations. Rooster and I fussed while we made Christmas morning breakfast for the family. My kitchen is too small for two cooks. Plus, Rooster cooks one time a year. You got it, Christmas breakfast. That means he doesn’t know where to get the things he needs to make his candied bacon and gravy.
Then there is New Year’s Eve to get through. We enjoy spending the evening with our daughter’s family, but the drunk drivers passing us on the road always become a problem. Then we have to listen to party revelers shooting guns into the air. What goes up must come down, people. So, I am very thankful that the holidays are over. Maybe now life can get back to normal. Oh, sorry, I forgot about the new COVID variant. Maybe next year will be the year we can give up all this new normal garbage.
An Old Ladies Perspective
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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