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 fifty-eight of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Fifty-Eight of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day fifty-eight of my 365 days of thankfulness, grateful I was able to get my tax papers from the job I had before I retired. I worked for a month in 2021 because I retired on my Birthday in February. This issue required me to go onto their employee page to get my W-2. The problem stems from the fact I forgot my password. The university makes doing anything with them online difficult. The system I used to work with is complicated and hard to workaround. I also encounter a great deal of anxiety every time I encounter anything to do with my former employer.
I went online and attempted to change my password myself. My employee ID should have been enough to get the job done. The problem happened when they sent me a code in my previous email I had to enter to finish the change. Huston, we have a problem. I haven’t looked at my work email in over a year because my Gmail account serves my current needs. Plus, I didn’t want people to contact me to solve their problems like when I was laid-off. Rooster still uses his work email to do all his business transactions.
I spent an hour on the phone with the university IT support before changing my password. They had to remote access me, which I Hate to do with my personal computer. I am grateful to get the W-2 finally.
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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