Day 283 of my 365 days of Thankfulness

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 283 of my 365 days of thankfulness.  

Day 283 of my 365 days of Thankfulness

On day 283 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful we found the right birthday present for our granddaughter. Chicken Little is at that awkward age between being a kid and a teenager. She is too old for toys and too young for more teen stuff. They are the hardest to buy gifts for because what was cool in our day isn’t anymore. Rooster and I started the practice of giving the teens a twenty-dollar bill so they could get what they wanted. It worked out well because the older kids were thrilled to have the cash. We decided on purchasing bracelets, rings, hair ties, and other trinkets. She is into prissy stuff. I am happy we came up with a good birthday present. Chicken Little enjoyed the trinkets we got her, but pointed out next years she was old enough to get money like her cousins.

This old lady is happy about the birthday present.

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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Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

3 thoughts on “Day 283 of my 365 days of Thankfulness

  1. What a beautiful thing to do–I would like to come to your road of thankfulness and be a companion. I haven’t been thankful to all those people and I should be. I mean it is a tough world and we need all our strength in kindness and goodness.

    1. Thank you. There are some days when it is hard to be thankful. I have been able to find at least a little something to make me grateful, but sometimes I have to look hard for it.

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