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 eighty-four of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Eighty-Four of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day eighty-four of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the small city where we live. I have a love-hate relationship with this town. There are days when I long to live somewhere else, like almost every day when I was a teenager. The politics around here are slightly corrupt. Pay to play is a solid Hoosier tradition. Folks around here spend a lot of time minding other folk’s business. Everyone thinks they can handle every situation and circumstance better than you. They also have a word of advice that a person had better not take if they don’t want to end up dead or in prison.
It wasn’t until COVID that I learned to appreciate the town where I live. One thing Hoosiers value above all else is common sense. We tend to ignore stuff that doesn’t add up. We get most of our news at local cafes and don’t pay any attention to NBC, ABC, or CNN. As a result of this, most of us survived the big pandemic. I am grateful I live in a small city where people live their lives out in the open.
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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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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