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 positive change. 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 256 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 256 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 256 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful to learn some neighborhood trivia I’d never heard about before. The neighborhood Rooster and I live in is filled with abandoned factory buildings. The four-story warehouse around the corner is now an antique shop. We went there to look around, and the Lady behind the counter told us the place used to be a prison during World War II. She thought it housed German soldiers. Another building housed the Italian POWs. There are large tunnels that run between all the buildings in the neighborhood. Rooster and I already knew about the tunnels. We heard that the old factory building on the corner printed government documents during the war. They snuck them out into the tunnels and floated the documents down the creek. This building became known as Cuneo Press, and they printed Play Boy and other magazines after the war. The Lady said that ghost hunters had come there to search for spirits. I am grateful to learn a piece of neighborhood history.
This old lady is fascinated with neighborhood trivia.
I have 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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