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 189 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 189 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 189 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I found Black Out Poetry. It has been so much fun this year, taking a page filled with words and creating a verse from what has already been written. Sometimes it is challenging because the written words don’t fit together right. The trick is you can’t add to what is on the page. I also discovered some of the spelling was a tad bit odd. For instance, in some places, an S appeared where I thought there should have been a Z. I think it is because the original author is British. The words might be spelled differently across the pound. I am grateful I have the opportunity to play with this style.
This old lady is having fun creating Black Out Poems
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 before your face because you hear the world is falling apart. Let me tell you a secret. The world always falls 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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4 thoughts on “Day 189 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness”
I’m grateful you found the Black Out form as well. Your work is impressive and a treat to read.
Yes, time is flying so fast and half a year is gone. I can’t believe it. Since following your blog, I have also noticed the poetic sentiment hidden in other people’s writing. By combining words from various positions, I can weave another poem out. That’s so nice.
Thank you. The year is flyind past.