March crept up on me. I was so captivated by the cold days of February that I almost allowed the pages of the calendar to turn unnoticed. That would have been a shame. I’m still plugging away at my 2022 blogging challenge. Each day I am discovering new ways that my life is blessed. Despite all the tragedy and drama in the world, I am discovering I have so much to be thankful for in my life. The trick is to find those blessings in the mundane. Thus, I am enjoying my 365 days of thankfulness challenge. I start my day searching for some way to express appreciation for those things in my life that I sometimes overlook. The events or things might seem small and insignificant, but they add up to a giant pile of blessings when putting them all together. I’ve never attempted to express gratitude as the primary subject of my writing. This post covers day sixty-two of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Sixty-Two of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day sixty-two of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for my new hairstyle. Covid hair is a real thing. After you recover from the virus, you will notice that yourself losing a great deal of hair. Don’t panic. You are not going bald. Shedding occurs because of the high fever you ran while your body fought off the virus. My oldest daughter and I both encountered the problem. She came up with a solution, paying a visit to a local beauty salon and getting her hair cut.
A haircut is an issue for me since I have worn my hair long most of my life. Rooster likes it that way. Plus, I miss it when it is gone. I worked up the courage to walk into a local salon and place myself in the hands of a stranger. The young woman who cut my hair reassured me she was a professional. She’d seen a lot of Covid hair. I turned out to be her second customer of the day with the same issue, and she gave me a sleek below-the-shoulder cut. I like it so much that I might wear it like this for a while, or at least until the new hair I’m starting to grow even out eventually.
The Old lady says something.
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. I bet if you dig deep, you can come up with something to be thankful for today. Part of the problem with modern life is we neglect to see the small things that make up our common human experience. Thankfulness is an adventure we can all enjoy together. Would you please leave a comment and share with me some of the things you are thankful for today.
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Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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