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 138 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 138 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 138 of my 356 days of thankfulness, I am grateful a friend reminded me that we hadn’t had a tornado around these parts for many years. It is a blessing to know we have managed to avoid destruction because the twisters came every other year for a while. Indiana is no stranger to these powerful storms. Our part of the state was earning the nickname of tornado alley. This reputation is something we can live without earning. The first tornado I remember happened on Psalm Sunday in 1965. During the last one we had, I found myself standing in a room arguing with a Red Cross worker about why a tornado trumped a blood drive. The room was a designated tornado shelter. Students stood in the hallway as the tornado touched down a block away from our location. I am so grateful one of those funnels of destruction hasn’t come our way in years.
This old lady is happy for calm weather.
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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