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 349 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 349 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 349 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the Christmas light displays. There are several elaborate light displays in the small city where we live. One of these light shows must cost the people living in the house thousands of dollars annually. The lights are all computer operated. People park their cars and can tune into a local radio station to hear the music that goes along with the lights. One of our city parks has a light display you can drive through. At the end of the display, you can roll down your window and donate to a local charity. A local church created the latest addition. This is also a drive-through event. There are lights, people dressed in clothing worn in biblical times, and animals. At the end of the drive, you can park your car and go inside the church for popcorn and hot cocoa. They also have a small petting zoo with donkeys and goats. I am grateful for all our small city’s Christmas light displays.
This old lady is happy for light.
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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