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-eight of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Thirty-Eight of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day thirty-eight of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the senior discount at the movie theatre. It is encouraging to discover at least one advantage to being old. They offer a senior discount for people over sixty-five at a local movie theatre. I am not proud. At this stage of the game, I will take everything I can get. Those senior discounts will keep me coming back. I’m hoping the idea catches on. They should offer it at the grocery store, the doctor’s office, and the gas pump. I might be able to live even in this time of rising inflation. The electric company should get in line. I almost choked when I saw the bill this morning. The way I figure it, I’ve been paying for stuff all my life. I want to end my days getting things for free or at a discount.
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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