What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday? – @Inspire_Us
The above quote I posted to my Facebook page the other day and it got this response from a follower:
“Hello. I’m not religious person, so I don’t find necessary to be thankful for something…”
I am not a religious person. I grew up Catholic, went to catholic elementary and high schools, but am not a practicing Catholic. The last time I went into a church for a mass other than a wedding or a funeral was in 1990. That however does not mean that I am not spiritual. I like to say I belong to no religion, but I pull the positive of the lessons from all religions.
When this person wrote this, I was very somewhat surprised. I never thought that anyone would ever think that it was “necessary” to have gratitude. You don’t need to be religious or spiritual to be thankful. Being thankful is part of the fundamental basis of being human, and is a necessary part of being human. Without being thankful to anything, what is the purpose of our existence?