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-five of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Eighty-Five of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day eighty-five of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for a perfect evening with spring-like weather. Spring isn’t here yet, but how the weather is behaving makes it easy to believe winter is in our rearview mirror. We went on a motorcycle ride—the second one of the year. The black, yellow ribboned highway we rode didn’t have much traffic. A pale moon rose to our right, a brilliant pink-red sun setting on our left, and the music playing in my headset gave me a mellow feeling. Everything seemed right in the world. I am grateful for a perfect evening.
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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