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 352 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 352 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 352 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for my cell phone. I never wanted to own a cell phone. Rooster drug me into the technology with me kicking and screaming. I found it both irritating and creepy for people to have contact with me anywhere I went, both night and day. My argument was that the new technology was an invasion of my privacy. I didn’t want to give Big Brother the means to keep track of me. Six years ago, Rooster ditched our landline and bought me a cell phone. He told me I didn’t have to use it all the time. He argues that I need it for emergencies. I carry it with me, but I never call anyone. My number is one of my best kept secrets. I use my phone to play music when walking, check my e-mail, and make social media posts. The contraptions is still not one of my favorite things, but I am grateful today for the conscience of having music when I walk.
This old lady has grown accustomed to her cell phone.
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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