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 119 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 119 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 119 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I found our copy of the first season of the HBO series Treme during spring house cleaning. Rooster and I love the French Quarter Music Fest. We had plans to go right before COVID made an appearance in 2019. We’d requested time off work, booked the hotel room, and were ready to roll as reports started rolling in that the virus had made it to our shores. The festival starts this week, and we can’t go. So, we’re settling for watching Treme every night this week.
If you aren’t familiar with the series, it focuses on New Orleans after Katrina. People from different walks of life come back to the city and attempt to rebuild after the storm. Rooster and I fell in love with this series about the time we started a love affair with the city of New Orleans. I don’t understand why we are drawn back to this place repeatedly. We aren’t heavy partiers. It has something to do with it being the only city in America with a unique soundtrack.
This old lady expresses her opinion…
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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