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 daily. 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 327 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 327 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 327 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for Turkey Day and the time I will spend with family. I always try to finish NaNoWriMo by this date because things tend to get complicated after Thanksgiving. It has been fun living a year of thankfulness. Gratitude shouldn’t be confined to one day. I have counted my blessings 329 this year and have discovered I am a blessed individual because I have my family, health, and a roof over my head. We are not rich, but Rooster and I get by just fine. I haven’t lived through a single natural disaster this year. During tornado season, we didn’t spend a second in our basement. We are lucky enough to have a basement to seek shelter in when the weather alert scrolls across the television screen. We’ve had two babies added to the family, and I am a great-grandmother now. I have so many blessings I can’t even count them. I am grateful to be so blessed.
This old lady is blessed.
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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