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 364 of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day 364 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day 364 of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful that I lived this year of thanksgiving. There were days when I had to dig deep to find something to be thankful for because there were some dark days. We all have those times when we can’t find a bright thing to lift us out of the darkness. I discovered that even when times are hard, there is always something I could look to that would give me hope. There were also recurring themes that ran through the things that made me feel grateful. They are the things I plan to reach for in the future. Managing my health is one of those themes. I don’t plan on being one of those old folks that walk easily into the night. I plan to rage against the dying of the light. My family is also important to me. They can sometimes frustrate me, but they are also important to me. My writing is another thing I plan to hold onto because it makes me feel gratitude. I am grateful I went on this thankfulness adventure. Now, I plan to shift gears in the coming year.
This old lady is grateful for the thankfulness journey in 2022.
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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