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 148 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 148 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 148 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful the street sweeper we drove past didn’t do more damage than it did. Rooster and I traveled in the right lane of a two-lane street. A city street sweeper traveled in the left lane, throwing rocks as it went. We know there are many road hazards a biker needs to look for that a person riding in a car wouldn’t recognize. The thought of a street sweeper throwing projectiles never entered our minds. I am sure the guy operating the sweeper didn’t throw the rocks on purpose, but I got struck on the leg by a large rock. Rooster was hit on the nose. The left side of his snout is bruised. It looks like I hit him with something. I am sure the rumor mill is starting as we speak. We didn’t get into a knockdown drag-out fight, and I swear I didn’t throw the rock. I am grateful that neither of us got hurt besides suffering a few bruises.
This old lady has a bone to pick with street sweepers.
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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