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 224 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 224 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 224 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the weirdness of the people living in my neighborhood. They are always good for a laugh. Yesterday, Rooster and I saw a kid riding his bike with a basket on his head. Today we witnessed a tattooed naked man walking down the street with a transparent piece of plastic around his middle like a giant baby diaper. He moved down the street at a fast pace, pretending to be normal. Rooster said many stories could explain the odd behavior. I can only think of three. He might have run into a mugger that needed his clothes. Maybe his lover’s husband came home, and he had to dive out the window. The most logical explanation might be that he has a meth problem. I am grateful my neighbors are good for a laugh.
This old lady loves her crazy neighbors.
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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