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 seventy-nine of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Seventy-Nine of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day seventy-nine of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that the daylight savings time switch over is in my rearview mirror. I have moved through my days at a sluggish pace due to losing an hour of sleep. Every clock in my house needed to be changed. They looked at me in anxious anticipation with the wrong time showing. I found what the last clock with the wrong hour today.
I hate daylight savings time, and I feel it is a stupid biyearly function. Here in Indiana, we put off taking part in the madness until 2006. I never thought we Hoosiers would convert. We have enough sense to know that nature determines how much daylight you have, not the clock. We gave into pressure, but we are still not convinced it is a good practice. It makes no sense to have daylight at ten p,m. So, here I am searching my house for more clocks to spring forward. Thanks a lot, Mitch Daniels. (He was the state governor who pushed Indiana to participate in the madness.)
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.
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