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 152 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 152 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 152 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful we decided to play hooky for the afternoon. You might say, “I thought you retired. How can you play hooky from a job you don’t even have?” Rooster and I did retire, but that doesn’t mean we stopped being busy. Believe it or not, not having enough time to do everything that needs to get done can be an important part of your retired life. For some strange reason, people think you owe them a chunk of the new time you’ve been blessed with now. They don’t mean to take advantage of you. You become a solution to a problem they can’t resolve. Rooster and I turned off our phones and went on an old-fashioned road trip. We left the bike at home because of the rain. The price of gas sucks, but our car gets about 40 miles to the gallon. I’m grateful we got away for the afternoon.
This old lady played hooky, and she might do it again.
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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