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 333 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 333 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 333 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful I’ve returned to a more normal schedule after NaNoWriMo. I missed being on Twitter and the blogs I read every day. A part of me felt a big disconnect because I was away from all forms of social media to get the book finished this year. I managed to write and stay in touch during my 2021 NaNo project. This year has become my most challenging NaNoWriMo experience. The story seemed repetitive and forced at times, and it lacked color. The magic happens in the editing process. Maybe when I go back to do a rewrite, something of value will swim to the surface. For now, The Red Riding Hood Murders is stored on a flash drive, waiting for me to take a second look somewhere down my writing road. I’m grateful I stepped up to the challenge and went on this writing adventure because I learn something every time I participate.
This old lady is glad to return to normal.
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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