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 331 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 331 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 331 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that I got to witness a large flock of geese on their migratory route south. I heard a loud, honking noise coming from the sky. I looked up and noticed a flock of at least thirty geese flying against a clear blue background to my right. All the birds made a lot of noise as they broke apart from their original formation. Everyone seemed to be talking at once, like they were having a confusing conversation. It didn’t take long for a v formation to form in the sky to the left of the original formation. All the other geese fell in behind the leader, and the entire flock disappeared from view. They were traveling somewhere fast. The weather turned cold overnight. Maybe it was important for them to get to their winter home before the temperatures turned deadly. They will return in the spring to make nests in odd places and hatch a bunch of babies. I am so grateful I got to watch this marvel of nature in the sky above my head.
This old lady enjoyed watching the geese migrate.
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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