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 twenty-one of 365 days of thankfulness.
day twenty-one of 365 days of thankfulness
On day twenty-one of my 356 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the food on my table. Most American’s are blessed with an abundance of food. We grow it, harvest it, and food shows up on our supermarket shelves. Even with all the talk about supply shortages, we still have enough of it to weather the storm. We might not get everything we want, but we never go hungry. The plain and simple truth is most of us are spoiled.
I grew up eating government commodity food. Once a month, my mom would load my brother into a red wagon. We’d walk to the center of town where the welfare office to pick up our cheese, rice, peanut butter, and canned meat. Sometimes if we were lucky other stuff would be included. Eventually, we qualified for food stamps when the government started using them instead of commodities. The new term “food security” didn’t exist back then. These days, I feel blessed to have an abundance of food.
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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