Day 288 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 288 of my 365 days of thankfulness.  

Day 288 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

On day 288 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the three new people who have joined my writing group. It is hard to walk into an established collection of people and not feel intimidated. These three people have blended in with us almost as if they had been a part of us for a long time. This blending is important because trust is key to how our group functions. They gave great feedback, and we helped spot parts in their writing that touched us and spots that needed more work. I’ve talked about how grateful I am for my writer’s group in the past. The new people who joined us make me even more grateful I am a part of the group.

This old lady is happy about the people who joined the writer’s group.

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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7 thoughts on “Day 288 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

    1. We met at a local library where the person who founded the group has printing privledges. Each writer submits a sample of their work. We take them home and critique the sample and bring it back the next month. We have some specific rules that everyone who comes agrees to abide by, and membership is fluid. People come and go, but there is core group of writers who come every month.

      1. You need to consider ways to establish trust if you are thinking about starting one of these groups. It helps when people can openly share.

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