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 363 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 363 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 363 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for family traditions. Ten years ago, Rooster and I wanted to simplify the whole Christmas fiasco. The kids had all flown the nest. They were starting families of their own. We couldn’t nail them down on a time for Christmas dinner. Plus, we seemed to buy a bunch of stuff nobody wanted as gifts. We got so frustrated with the process that we jumped in the car and drove to New Orleans, then to Grammercy to watch the lighting of the bonfires. The chicks complained because they wanted to spend the holiday with us. The next year we fixed Christmas breakfast. We treated everyone to the movies as a Christmas present. After the movies, we go to a local Chinese restaurant. Christmas day is a fun-filled event. People can drift in and out of the festivities if they have other places they need to be. We always get someone passing in the lobby to take our picture. I am grateful for these family traditions.
This old lady is grateful for family traditions.
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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