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 sixteen of 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Sixteen of 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day sixteen, I am thankful for the ability to create. I love the concept of creating something out of nothing. Every time I type a batch of words, I feel like I’m bringing a new baby into the world. I used to make quilts before my hands became riddled with arthritis. I stopped having the ability to push a needle through three layers of fabric and create a pleasing result. These days, I dabble in making Crazy Quilts. I’m discovering my fingers are clumsy when they attempt to make the delicate stitches. There is a time and season for all creative pursuits. Someday I might not remember the words I’m searching for or how to form a sentence, but I have managed to create a body of work that floated out of thin air.
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 to the blessings in life, even during a pandemic. 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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