Monday, September 19, 2005

Being Thankful Is Good For You--But Who Do You Say "Thanks" to?

The good news, being grateful is good for you.

The bad news, USA Weekend doesn't get it.

Here is the little "blurb" in yesterdays national Sunday paper magazine:
Say Thanks. Research shows that people who remind themselves every day of the things they're grateful for are happier, sleep better and exercise more than those who don't.
What's missing? Who are you supposed to say "Thanks" to?

I would wager that virtually everyone who reminds themselves "every day of the things they're grateful for" say "thank you" to God.

Without someone to say "thanks" to, gratitude simply degenerates into an attitude of "I sure feel lucky!"

USA Weekend reminds me of the old saying by G.K. Chesterton:
The worst moment for the atheist is when he realizes he's thankful and has no one to thank.

Click here if you want to read an old Christian comment on the subject.