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 354 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 354 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 354 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that tomorrow I will meet the new love in the life of my New York City son. They are flying in, and we’ll drive to the airport with his sister to meet them. I am nervous. The anxious feeling isn’t because this guy is a stranger. It’s more because I worry the guy won’t feel comfortable with our family. We tend to be more on the line with mid-western hicks than New York City slick. We all want to make a good impression, but we’re all worried about how we will come across with this guy who has never set foot in the heartland. We’re all downhome people who don’t want to be offensive with our less-than-liberal politics and quaint customs. What would the holidays be without a little stress thrown into the mix? I am grateful that I will meet my son’s new love and get a glimpse of his life.
This old lady is happy to meet my son’s new love.
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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