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 nineteen of 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Nineteen of 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day nineteen of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for God’s protection. Rooster and I had to make a trip to the store. My ex-daughter-in-law called, and her family is down with COVID. She sent us to Walmart with a list of things they needed. (If you’ve read my previous post, you know how Rooster and I feel about going to these superstores.) Rooster moved into the turn lane with his blinker flashing when a truck decided to travel across two lanes of traffic and ended up in front of us. We came within inches of a head-on collision. I believe the protection of God stopped the accident.
I know of several instances in my life when I felt God’s protection. When I was five, I almost died because of complications in surgery. God protected me back then. When we had a blowout on the back tire of our motorcycle traveling on I 75, and walked away with only some slight road rash. The truck driver behind us thought we were both dead when he saw us go down. Those are two examples in my life when I know God protected me. I appreciate the way He looks after me in times of danger.
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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