Another month in 2022 is in my rearview mirror on my road to express thankfulness. This adventure sometimes becomes a challenging task, but I’m discovering so many things to be thankful for each day. Focusing on the positive despite all the tragedy in the world makes me happy. It motivates me to work toward a positive change and being grateful drives away fear. I can see so many potholes in the road, but I start my day searching for the blessings in my life. These events or things might seem small and insignificant, but they add up to a giant pile of happiness at the end of the road. I am inviting you to come along for the ride. Why don’t we all travel the road of gratefulness in May? This post covers day 131 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 131 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 131 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful no child or teacher was hurt during the lockdown at our Granddaughter’s school. Ironically I sang the praises of the teachers at the school my Granddaughter attended yesterday. Rooster and I pick them up twice a week and take them to daycare for their mother. Today we pulled up to a long line of cars. Authorities wouldn’t allow any vehicles to approach the child loading zone. One of the mothers heard a person with a gun fled the building, and a car got stolen two blocks away. We spent an anxious hour waiting to pick them up. Fortunately, nobody got hurt during the incident. Both girls showed fear in different ways. One cried; the other didn’t say a word. We took them to my daughter’s work to deescalate the situation. They bounced back after they got a series of hugs. I am so grateful everyone is alright. (We got word the perp was a kid with a toy gun. They took him into custody.)
This old lady has something to say…
This old lady has learned thanksgiving is a matter of choice. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Even in dark places, it is good to seek 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. Don’t neglect to see the good things right in front of your face because you hear the world is falling apart. Let me tell you a secret. The world is always falling apart when you focus on the doom and gloom. You won’t always find thankfulness an easy road, but it’s an adventure we can all take together. What are you thankful for today? Leave a comment, and bless my heart. I am not being sarcastic when I say that. I could use the encouragement as much as the next person.
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