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 285 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 285 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 285 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I saw the squirrel run across the electric line. The furry rodent traveled without fear, balanced on a thin rope of electrified high-voltage power line until he reached a tree. He jumped into the branches and went about his business. Maybe the squirrel didn’t realize the surface he ran across held any danger. It looked like he’d done that sort of high-wire act before. From where I sat in the safety of the car, it looked like my squirrel friend was taking a big risk.
We drove across town and stopped in the alley so that Rooster could move the trash dumpsters closer to the house. I glanced at the electrical lines in the yard across from where we live as a young hawk landed to search for her dinner. Spotting a hawk in the city is a rare event. They had become almost extinct in this area but have made a comeback now. The hawk saw something in the grass and sailed to the ground. I marveled at the confidence of the majestic bird and thought maybe the universe was trying to tell me something. I need to take more risks and walk confidently with a bit of blind faith.
This old lady for bling faith.
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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