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 311 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 311 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 311 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I will go to the polls and vote today. Even NaNoWriMo won’t keep Rooster and me from our civic duty. We will cast our ballots even though we both questioned if it makes much difference these days. All politics have become a game of smoke and mirrors. I question if my vote will count with all the lies the media feeds us. The television and computer screen blare tells us what to believe. Both parties behave the same way behind the scenes. I stopped watching the news months ago, so I believe I’m making an informed choice this time. all the name calling both parties throw at one another gets on my nerves. Stick to the issues people. I am grateful there is still the pretense that my vote might count, but I guess I seem a little cynical, but I have learned over the years that politics is a dirty business, no matter what form it takes. I am grateful I still can go to the polls and vote, even if a person can’t trust the outcome will be right.
This old lady is glad she can still afford to drive to the polls and vote.
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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