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 302 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 302 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 302 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that the fire department put out the fire in the abandoned credit union building on the corner. This neighborhood was once home to two large factories. The credit union building was where workers could cash their checks and do banking business. The factories closed, and the credit union followed. The building has been vacant for over twenty years.
Rooster and I woke up in the middle of the night soon after the fire trucks arrived on the scene. It’s late afternoon now, and the firefighters are packing their gear. My house still smells like smoke. We’ve heard rumors that Meth deals set up shop inside the building. Maybe they set the fire to stay warm while they made their deals. I don’t believe they can get the ingredients to cook the stuff anymore. Whatever cause the blaze, I’m happy they put it out now.
This old lady appreciates the firefighters who worked for twelve hour to put out the fire.
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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