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 six of 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Six of 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 6 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that I have the freedom to worship. I am not the only person in America who has the liberty to worship their religious beliefs. This freedom of choice means we all can practice or not practice our faith. No one will force us to attend church, synagogue, or mosque if we don’t want to go. I am grateful for this choice.
One of the biggest hardships for me during the COVID lockdown was not attending my church. This old building with the leaky roof and tattered exterior are important to me. It was once the biggest redneck bar in town. The block where it sits was known as our small city’s skid row. This reputation came about because of the numerous factories in the area. Works frequented the bar before and after work, and things got interesting on payday. The factories closed, and so did the bars. One of the empty buildings became our church.
Our congregation is small. We don’t have a lot of money. We used the downtime during COVID to do some renovations on the building. Now the roof doesn’t leak, and the exterior has fresh paint. We can meet again to worship on Sunday mornings. I am grateful for the reopening. I guess you don’t appreciate what you have until it is gone.
The Old Lady Speaks
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.
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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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