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 284 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 284 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 284 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for happy, spontaneous events. I took my youngest granddaughters to a Girl Scout event at a local church. They had served crafts, food, a photo booth, and a play area in a small gym. A young man spun records like a DJ. He put a song on the turn table, and the girls started dancing to a kid’s version of the Electric Slide. A third girl joined them. It looked like they were having so much fun that more girls formed a line beside them. Older girls formed a second line behind them. Soon even the adults at the back of the room were dancing. No one played with the balls on the floor or the hula hoops. The entire population of the gym was united in this communal dance. I love when people come together for a common cause.
This old lady likes happy, spontaneous events.
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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