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 142 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 142 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 142 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the wind changing directions. A spring storm moved out of the west with thunder and lightning. The wind was ferocious. I glanced out my back window and noticed it blew the large umbrella over in the middle of the table we have outside. I dreaded going out to deal with it because the storm still raged. I pictured myself being struck by lightning as I tried to take the large metal rod out of the middle of the table. I was about to walk out the back door when the wind changed directions. The metal rod holding the umbrella moved upright, taking the table with it. It was as if it hadn’t been blown over at all. I decided to leave well enough alone and watch television until the power went out. I am grateful I didn’t have to go out into the storm.
This old woman rode out the storm.
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 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. 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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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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