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 as the primary subject of my writing. I’m finding it to be more difficult than I first thought. This post covers day thirty-five of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Thirty-Five of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
I am grateful for unlimited opportunities on day thirty-five of my 365 days of thankfulness. The saying that it’s never too late echoes in my mind every time I consider giving up the writing game. Then, I remind myself that Colonel Sander’s of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame didn’t become successful until later in life. He didn’t become a millionaire until reaching the ripe old age of 88. If I go by his schedule, I have many years left. Using his model, it looks like all it takes is a good idea, a lot of trial and error, and a little luck. I am thankful I have the opportunity to reach for the stars.
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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2 thoughts on “Day Thirty-Five of my 365 Days of Thankfulness”
Your wise perspective reminds me of Grandma Moses who had jobs and made jobs (cooking and selling potato chips, for instance) before in her seventies she tried painting.
Thank you. Sometimes being old frres a person from responsibilities so they can stretch their creative muscles.