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-seven of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day forty-seven of my 365 days of thankfulness
On day forty-seven of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for spending the morning with a friend. I am so glad we have the privilege of being meeting with friends again. In the past we hang out with other people for an afternoon without fear before we stayed away from one another because of COVID. I miss the easy interactions with people before we became afraid of catching the dreaded virus. People drifted away from one another because of fear. I hung out with a friend today, and I am thankful for her and our time together. I’ve decided to place friendship and family over fear. Therefore on day Forty-Seven of my 365 Days of Thankfulness, I am grateful to spend time with my friend.
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.
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