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 165 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 165 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 165 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful to be still putting words to the page after all these years. My writing journey has been a long one. I started scribbling wavey lines in blank notebooks before learning to read and write. My mother said I had a bad habit of wasting paper, but I knew that every one of those lines was letters and words that told a story. I had a hard time when it came to reading and making sense of letters. I wandered through childhood with an undiagnosed case of dyslexia. Something clicked in my teen years, and I became a reader. Someone gave me a typewriter. I sat at my mother’s kitchen table typing poetry and short stories. I sucked at spelling and grammar, so I didn’t attempt writing a book until I reached the age of fifty, and I wrote my Henhouse series and other stories. Today, I am grateful today that I am still on that writing journey.
This old lady is glad she played with words today.
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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