Day 299 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 299 of my 365 days of thankfulness.  

Day 299 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

granddaughter wasn’t hurt when she took a tumble down my daughter’s stairs. Every toddler has experiences that send her parent’s hearts into cardiac arrest. They are so curious about the world and have no concept of danger. As soon as the baby started walking, my daughter installed a safety gate at the top and bottom of her stairs. Somehow the gate didn’t get latched because either the bedroom door was shut or the latch didn’t fasten properly. The toddler moved into the hallway and went for the stairs. She hit hard on the way down to the bottom of the stairs. A frantic rush to the emergency room resulted in a clean bill of health for the toddler. I am so grateful she wasn’t hurt.

This old lady rejoices over the fact the toddleer survived the fall.

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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10 thoughts on “Day 299 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness

    1. I fell down the stairs when I was three or four…hardwood, uncarpeted stairs. It was a Sunday morning and my mom thought it was my dad coming down the stairs in his cowboy boots…until she heard a second pair of “boots” coming down the stairs. Somehow, I tucked myself and did summersaults…still went to church!

      When my son was a toddler, I was carrying him down the steps and missed the last two steps. I landed against the doorjamb at the bottom of the stairs with my right shoulder. My major damage done, just a sore shoulder, but my son told me he wanted to do it again!

      1. I fell down so many stairs as a child that I learned to tuck and roll by habit!

        I fell with my baby daughter too, twice, and it was realizing that I’d thought both times more of saving her than myself which convinced me I might have what it took to be a good mom ~ though my daughter now strong disagrees with that conclusion…

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