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. I start my day searching for moments of appreciation in my life. The events or things might seem small and insignificant, but they add up to a giant pile of blessings. I’ve never attempted to express gratitude as the primary subject of my writing. This post covers day sixty-five of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Sixty-Five of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day sixty-five of my 365 days of thanksgiving, I am grateful for the kid I saw skateboarding through the gym window. He moved down the middle of the street without a care in the world. The day was filled with sunshine, and the street traffic moved around him. Thoughts of paying the bills, deadly viruses, and thermal nuclear war never entered his mind. I loved watching his fluid movements and his oblivious attitude. During this stressful time, this skateboard kid is my hero. I want to live my life in the same bubble of optimism that he expressed while gliding down the street. I want to cost through life oblivious about the tragedy that encompasses our modern world.
This 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. 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.
Who is Molly Shea?
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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