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 117 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
day 117 of my 365 days of thankfulness
On day 117 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I found a twenty-year-old motorcycle jacket I thought I had lost or given away. During our spring cleaning, Rooster and I decided to clean out the closet beneath the stairs. (Yes. He found out about the stash of books I hid there. It didn’t matter since I’ve read all of them anyway.) After he stopped complaining about the possibility of the house’s foundation collapsing because of the book weight, we discovered the old motorcycle jacket. We both had the same one, but his jacket was borrowed by a woman on one of our runs and never given back. The best part of the find happened when I put it on, and it fit perfectly. Rooster is so envious. He wishes he had his back. This jacket brought up many warm memories, and I am grateful we found it.
The old lady expresses her mind…
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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