Day 161 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

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 June? This post covers day 161 of my 365 days of thankfulness.  

Day 161 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

On day 161 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful Rooster and I had the money to pay for gas and groceries yesterday. We bought two bags less of food than normal and paid twice as much at the checkout. We experienced stick shock when we pulled up to the gas pump. Our little Chevy Spark gets about forty miles to the gallon and can only hold five gallons in the tank. It cost us over forty dollars this time. We went home almost two hundred dollars poorer. I am grateful we had the money in our pocket because there are people who have to choose between eating and putting gas in their cars to get to work.

This old lady gets to eat this week.

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.

Who is Molly Shea?

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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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

7 thoughts on “Day 161 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

  1. You are so right, the world has always been falling into doom and gloom since time immemorial… If you focis on those things all you will see is darkness but still Even in dark places, it is good to seek the light


    1. It seems to me that in your cozy tautology you should be focusing on the good the insights presented here might do in the world, rather than offering such a sly insinuation of wrongdoing ~ couched in scripture, no less. We need our truth tellers at every level. Remove the log from your own eye, brother, or spread your brand of negative positivity elsewhere than in response to my dear friend, who IS actually focusing on the positive in this post (which you clearly did not read carefully). Jus’ sayin’.

  2. We’ve been stocking up as we can. Medical supplies are next on the list, from what I’m hearing…actually, there is a tampon shortage right now. I don’t need them at the moment, thank goodness. We hardly drive anywhere anymore, got used to that a while ago.

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