Atheists: What does it mean to you, to be thankful?
I find I’m thankful for a lot of things in life. I’m thankful that my surgeries went well, but for that I am thankful to my surgeon and the years of hard work he put in to develop those skills.
I’m thankful for other things too. For being born into a loving and reasonably well-off family, which alone makes me much luckier than most – and for this, I don’t know who to thank. Whose fault is it that I’m me and I’m not somebody else? Nobody’s, not from my atheist point of view, at least. Yet I’m thankful. Who am I thanking? What does it mean?
I guess for me, I am just appreciating that I got lucky. It’s a lesson in humility, really – recognizing that I did nothing to deserve it, that I just got lucky.
What does it mean to you?