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 seventeen of 365 days of thankfulness.
Day seventeen of 365 days of thankfulness
On the seventeenth day of January, I’m thankful for the Alanis Morissette song Hands in my Pocket. I almost forgot this song existed until walking at the gym. The words “I’m broke, but I’m happy, I’m poor, but I’m kind” rang in my ears. Then she reached the chorus with, “What it all comes down to is everything’s going to be fine, fine, fine.” With all the drama in the world right now, I found this song very reassuring. It reminded me that everything would be fine. No matter what turmoil the world is going through, things will work out if we don’t give in to fear. The song ringing in my ears reminded me of that reality.
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.
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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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