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 151 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 151 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 151 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful the rain stopped a few minutes before we pulled into the parking lot. Rooster and I always put our car in a lot a block away from our house. It’s not that there isn’t parking available in front of our place. We’ve learned from experience that our vehicle might not remain in the same shape if we leave it on the street overnight. We have had at least five cars hit while we sleep. One night, both of our cars got damaged. A drunk driver hit the one parked in the rear and knocked it into the one parked in the front. Parking a block away forces us to walk in all sorts of weather.
Rooster said, “It would be nice if this rain stopped before we park the car.” I said, “What are the odds of that happening?” The storm we happened to drive through threw rain out of the sky. We round the corner, and it looked like someone had turned off a faucet. I am grateful we walked home without getting drenched.
This old lady is happy to be dry.
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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