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 143 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 143 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 143 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I stepped onto the scales this morning and discovered I was thirty-three pounds lighter than in December. Exercise and eating the right things are starting to pay off for us. The weight isn’t coming off all at once, but it’s tapering off a little at a time. We plan to stick with going to the gym as long as we can afford the gas to get us there. I suggested we pull the bicycle out of the shed. We could get a better workout and save money, but Rooster isn’t sold on the idea yet. He’ll come around eventually. I am grateful we started going to the gym.
This old lady is getting skinny.
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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6 thoughts on “Day 143 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness”
Congrats on the weight loss! I’m trying to do that myself, although it’s a late start. I let winter turn me into a slug! Thank goodness for summer and the desire to eat better.
33 pounds what in the world!!!!!! THAT IS AWESOME
Thank you. It just goes to show what exercise and reading the package labels ill do for a person.
You are so right! I am so impressed with you