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-five of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day forty-five of my 365 days of thankfulness
On day forty-five of my 365 days of happiness, I am grateful that we splurged on a supply of canned goods before winter came. With all the cases of Covid and supply chain issues, I am happy we thought ahead. Plus, prices have gone through the roof. We didn’t want to hoard, but having extra now that we are retired gave us a sense of security.
Having the extra food on hand became a real blessing this week. One of my older granddaughters and her partner caught Covid. (Rooster and I have six granddaughters and two grandsons.) One of them works in the meatpacking industry. They no longer pay Covid pay, but the person can’t work either. Contrary to what you hear on the news Americans are working. It took three weeks for her to come back with a negative test. It’s hard to get unemployment in Indiana. They got short of food. I am grateful I could go into my cupboards and pull out enough groceries to get them past this rough patch. Sharing food with family is a blessing.
The old lady speaks…
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.