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 340 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 340 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 340 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that I found the plastic box of grammar notes while looking for something else. Seven years ago, I decided to study English grammar. I was never good at diagraming sentences or knowing why putting a comma in a certain place was important. Most people learn all that stuff in grade school, but as an undiagnosed dyslexic kid, I struggled with learning to read. Knowing if a word was a noun or a verb was so far over my head that I couldn’t make heads or tails of the process. I decided that I needed to teach myself the process if I planned to write books. There are excellent sites online where a person can learn grammar. I made notes on index cards and filed them away in a plastic box. It might be time for me to make one of my goals in 2023 to review what I learned when I did my study seven years ago. I am grateful to find something important I forgot that I had lost.
This old lady is happy I didn’t throw away my box of grammar terms.
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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