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 305 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 305 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 305 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for NaNoWriMo. I love the idea of competing against myself to achieve 50,000 words in one month. I have been taking part in this adventure since 2014 when I first heard about the challenge—the idea of writers worldwide typing away furiously to achieve the goal of completing their books inspired me. Sending all these creative vibes into the atmosphere has to count for something. Writing can get lonely at times. Every day I sit at my laptop and churn out words that amount to a great deal of creativity. NaNoWriMo, for me, creates the sensation that I am not doing this writing thing alone. I plan to carry on the fairytale theme I chose last year. This year I will use the Red Riding Hood story to create a Chicago-based murder mystery. I am grateful for this chance to create another story.
This old lady is happy to participate in NaNoWriMo again.
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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