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 293 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 293 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 293 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I didn’t have to wear a mask when I went to get my eyes tested this morning. The last appointment I visited with my eye doctor occurred during the COVID lockdowns. (This isn’t the oncologist I see because I have the freaky monster mole at the back of my eyeball, although she is the one who found it.) My eyeglasses prescription has changed slightly. I was very pleased when I could look at myself in the mirror without a mask when I tried the new frames on for a test drive. I took a couple of selfies to understand how I would look in the new frames. The pictures didn’t help much because I take terrible selfies. I look like such an old lady, which I guess I am. I am still grateful I could make the selection without a face mask.
This old lady is happy to try on new glasses without a mask.
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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