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 forty-two of my 365 Days of thankfulness.
Day Forty-Two of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day forty-two of my 365 days of thankfulness, I’m grateful we discovered the furnace exhaust pipe in the upstairs ceiling came unattached. We had a new, more energy-efficient furnace installed this summer. Somehow the furnace exhaust pipe came loose during the process. Nobody noticed until Rooster happened to spot a wet area on the carpet upstairs while he wandered the house making certain nothing was amiss before the storm. We don’t go up there often. When the kids left home, we moved our bedroom downstairs. The pipe didn’t come all the way undone, but a little bit more, and carbon dioxide poisoning would be a real possibility. I am grateful Rooster made the repair before we got sick. He comes in handy now and then.
listen to what the old lady says
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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5 thoughts on “Day Forty-Two of my 365 Days of Thankfulness ”
Those husbands do come in handy now and then, Molly. That could have been a disaster. And a lovely post about gratitude even during times that test us all. Keep up the thankfulness. 🙂
Yes it could have. We didn’t realize the carbon monoxide detector had been unplugged during the furnace installtion.
That’s even worse! I’m glad it worked out without anyone getting sick… or worse.