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 304 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 304 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 304 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful the smoke smell finally settled in my house. The fire across the street happened two days ago. It was the talk of the town. They even sent a news crew from Indianapolis, and the fire made the evening broadcast. That people said, but Rooster and I don’t watch the news, so we didn’t see the report. The cause is undetermined, but we saw the hazmat van from Homeland Security, so we think some form of explosive device was used to start the blaze. I am glad that the smoke smell is gone, and we can breathe normally again. My throat hurt for two days. Rooster changed the air filter on the furnace, and that helped. I am happy all traces of the fire are gone from my house, but we are now left with an eyesore on the corner.
This old lady is happy she no longer smells 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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6 thoughts on “Day 304 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness”
so well said
would fans have helped?
Years ago, they paved the interstate behind our house, which set off our smoke detectors. Ended up having to close the windows on that side of the house and use fans to move the air around. I think I even pointed a fan directly at the smoke detectors, or at least in the general area.
Glad the smell is gone!
We tried them, but the problem was the thick cloud of smoke that hung over the block for a while. The furnace was on. It blew that smoke into the house. It helped after Rooster changed the furnace’s air filter. I am glad it is over now.
… And I’m thankful for you! Turned out lots of people only received a few of those posts. If you hadn’t stepped up and said something I’d have been clueless, and this way I can hope that more than just myself got that clue. Thank you for being such a good friend.