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 seven of 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Seven of 365 Days of Thankfulness
I am extremely thankful for my retirement. My original plan was to work until sixty-eight because I wanted to have twenty years with the university. I didn’t work one of those glamorous jobs. Support staff doesn’t get any respect in higher education, and my soul-sucking job didn’t get spared from a round of layoffs. Enough said. I decided to retire, and I am so glad I did.
Retirement gave me a chance to do the things I love. I can spend the day writing or with my two youngest grandkids, and they became a part of our adventure crew. I don’t have to get up on winter mornings and make the trip down to my car in the cold. If I want to sit around in my pajamas all day and watch television, no one will stop me. We want to do more traveling, but COVID makes it difficult. I think we may be some of the people contributing to the labor shortage, but I don’t care. Rooster and I might be broke these days, but we are happy.
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.
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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