What Are You Thankful For?
People seem bound and determined to want everyone to be thankful or grateful. No, they are not the same things. They seem rather upset of you can’t be or won’t be thankful or grateful for something, anything, each and every day. This baffles me. It’s like threatening to pout if people won’t be happy around you. What an utterly selfish thing to do.
No, I don’t _have_ to be thankful or grateful. Life does not require this of me. I often am one or the other or both but it is not a requisite part of life.
Have you ever had someone enquire of you ‘what are you thankful for today?’ and insist that you give them something to prevent them from doing the equivalent of a child’s pout?
In case you’re wondering, I don’t care if you are thankful or not nor whether you are grateful or not… unless I’m the one that did you a favor. I am interested in other people’s reactions to being placed in such a situation as this.