We entered the frigid month of February, and I’m still plugging away at my 2022 blogging challenge. It took me a while to come up with an idea, but I decided what I needed most in the coming year was to adopt an attitude of gratitude. The world suddenly got filled with so much tragedy and conflict I found it hard to appreciate the blessings in my life. Thus, I started my 365 days of thankfulness challenge. I start my day searching for some way to express appreciation for life, even if it is a small and insignificant element. Many small things can add up to a big blessing. During month one, I cover most of the major stuff. I’m starting to wonder if I can keep going in month two. I’ve never attempted to express gratitude in my writing. I’m finding it to be more difficult than I first thought. This post covers day thirty-two of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Thirty-two of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day thirty-two of my 365 days of thankfulness, I realize I’m inspired and grateful for the t-shirt slogans my fellow walkers wear at the gym. During my walk on the track, I read messages such as “Gym Shark.” I wondered if the guy wearing it was dangerous, so I walked faster to keep away from him. Another t-shirt boasted, “Sore today, strong tomorrow.” That saying made a lot of sense to me. My favorite has to be “Suck it up, buttercup,” and another encouraged me to “Embrace the pain.” The one that made me ponder the wisdom of moving forward stated, “Sweat dries, blood clots, and bones heal.” Just saying, I don’t know if I want to take things that far. I am grateful for the encouragement, though.
This old woman’s opinion
This old lady’s opinion is thanksgiving is a matter of choice. Even in the darkness, we can choose to seek the light. My blessings may not be the same as yours because I’m old. We all share this planet and breath the same air. We are blessed to have contact with one another. I believe we can all relate to the blessings in life, even during a pandemic. Covid-19 is a tragic landmark in our human experience., but 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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