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 355 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 355 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 355 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the small city where I live. I have a love/hate relationship with this place. It can be a place that can stifle a person’s creative spirit if you let it. There is a strong push toward conformity in a place where everyone knows your business. People around here don’t mind expressing their opinions about how you should run your life. This arrangement doesn’t work out well if you have a different type of quirkiness outside the normal. That said, this city is also filled with generous people. They might be opinionated and nosey, but at least they aren’t pretentious. It’s much easier to navigate the rough waters if you keep your business to yourself. The individuals living in this community also supply a plethora of material for me to write a million books if I’m allowed the time to type the words on my computer. My imaginary city of Tecumseh is loosely based on the small city where I live. Speaking of different, I am grateful to witness Batman running in the rain.
This old lady is thankful for the place where she lives.
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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Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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7 thoughts on “Day 355 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness”
Yep. I don’t like to be around those who focus only on negatives. Why not notice good things? ❤️
I appreciate your honest appraisal of your town. That you go on living there is telling, of course, adding credibility to your comments. And you have Batman!
Yes. The guy is seen all over town. I think he wanted to go out for a run before the storm.
It’s always best to try and see the positive side of every situation. Life must get depressing if you don’t.
It’s always best to focus on positive side of every situation. Life must get depressing if you don’t.