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 300 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 300 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 300 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I only have 65 more days on my thankfulness journey. It has been a long, dusty road with many potholes. Some days I’ve struggled to find the thankfulness. Other days seemed so dark and dreary, so I had to dig deep to come up with a single reason to be grateful. We live in difficult times. Prices are soaring. The war in Ukraine and veiled threats of nuclear war whispered from the lips of politicians and news forecasters make it hard to be grateful. Sickness let loose on the planet makes my heart ache. I can’t change any of those harsh realities. The only thing I have control over in this world is myself. I managed to be thankful for something every day, even though there were times I knew I sounded redundant. I am grateful I only need to do it 65 more times before the end of 2022 to accomplish my goal.
This old lady is happy she found 300 things to be thankful for so far.
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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