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 259 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 259 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 259 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the disabled guy at the gym who keeps walking even though every step he takes is a struggle. The man is an inspiration that makes all excesses disappear. People who have fewer disabilities are sitting in a wheelchair. It would be tempting for him to slip into that sort of comfort. Instead, he struggles to do his daily steps. When he falls, he picks himself up and walks on. Rooster and I are becoming friends with him. He says when he falls, the worst thing people can do is try and help him to his feet. He knows what he is doing, and they don’t. I am grateful for this young man’s persistence and courage.
This old lady is grateful for courageous people.
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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2 thoughts on “Day 259 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness”
Thank you for sharing!!… all of us could use some encouragement from time to time, if for no other reason than to know we do not travel the path alone…. “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)… 🙂
Until we meet again….
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!