Another month in 2022 is in my rearview mirror on my road to express thankfulness. This adventure sometimes becomes challenging, but I’m discovering 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 321 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 321 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 321 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful to have typed 1482 words today of my 50,000 NaNoWriMo challenge. My new total word count is 32102. I like the way the story unfolds, and I am having fun. I’m behind on almost everything else, but I managed to make it to the gym every day. Rooster claims I’ve been neglecting him. It I the same story every year in November. He understands that I learn a lot participating in this challenge. He supports me in my endeavor but wishes I had more time to play. Most of my thankfulness posts in November will be dedicated to the progress I make toward finishing The Red Riding Hood Murders. I started posting these entries as they happened. I haven’t been online much, and I miss reading the blogs I hook up with every day. I’ll see everyone on the flipside as soon as I get my 50,000 words.
This old lady is getting closer every 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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