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 303 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 303 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 303 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for a warm day with sunshine. The temperatures have been below freezing, with a strong wind coming out of the north. It is a little early for this type of cold. I’m not ready for it yet. I want to ease into winter instead of going into the season with a jolt. We have already seen some snowflakes flying in the air. I dragged the winter gear out of storage. That is a job I hate to do because it’s almost an admission of defeat. A thought lingers in the back of my mind. It’s been speculated a homeless person built a fire in the abandoned credit union across the street to keep warm, but I believe drug users in the area turned it into a place where they can use without attracting police attention. It an easy fix to blame the fire on the homeless. The two groups aren’t the same. The homeless wouldn’t be careless and burn down a place where they could keep warm with winter coming on. I enjoyed the warmth and the sun, even if the cold returns tomorrow.
This old lady is grateful for a warm sunny day.
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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