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 330 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 330 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 330 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that FitBit informed me I’d walked 500 miles since I bought my new watch back in the spring. Not bad for an old lady with a metal knee and arthritis in every joint in her body. I’m averaging five miles a day. I’m one of the fastest walkers on the track. Some of the younger people can’t keep up with me. Rooster complains to people that he keeps getting passed by an old lady. He winks in my direction because we both know the old lady he’s talking about is me. He’s kidding, but he has no room to complain because he’s doing good himself. When we started, he had trouble making it around the track, but now he can walk as far as me. I am grateful consistency pays off.
This old lady has walked a lot of miles this year.
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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