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 280 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 280 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 280 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful the effects of the migraine I had this morning lasted only an hour. I’m not typically a migraine sufferer, but about ten years ago, I had one that caused my vision to narrow and become so blurry I couldn’t see. We called the ER because, as I said, I’m not typically a migraine sufferer. They advised me to come in because there was a possibility I was about to have a stroke. To make a long story short, after many tests and a night in the hospital, it was determined I’d had a migraine. I had one of those this morning. After I sat in a dark room, the strange vision disappeared in a couple of hours. The headache hung around for a while. These random experiences gave me great sympathy for people that suffer from migraines. I wish medical science would find a quick cure. Having a migraines all the time would be a terrible experience. My heart goes out to the people who have them regularly. I am grateful my migraine didn’t last very long.
This old lady is happy her eyes can see again.
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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