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 tragedies 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 218 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 218 of my 365 days of thankfulness
On day 218 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful little kids still mistake Rooster for Santa Clause, even in July. It’s the white beard and blue eyes that get them every time. He was sitting at a restaurant waiting for a seat when a kid asked his mom, “Do you know who that is?” She said no, and he whispered, “It’s Santa Clause.” I told him he should have known not to wear a red shirt if he didn’t want to be mistaken for the chunky elf. The plus side to this identity crisis is that if a kid is acting up in a restaurant, all he has to do is look in their direction and say, “HO, HO, HO.” They start acting better every time, except when they are our grandchildren. They mostly ignore him. I am grateful at times that Rooster looks like Santa Clause.
This old lady is married to a Santa Clause impersonator.
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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