Today, I'll share some of my own gratitude.
I'm grateful for Christianity as a religion (or spiritual path or whatever one might call it) and for the symbolism therein to which I'm accustomed.
The truth is, without the Holy Trinity, my reality becomes fairly shaky and seems to lack meaning. That's not the case for everyone, and that's something I understand.
I'm grateful for living in the Northern Hemisphere and finally living far enough north that I can experience a true autumn. From mid-October on, Virginia is ablaze with color and coolness and everything with associate with autumn.
In recent years, I tried to put together the "vibe" of autumn- setting out pumpkins and drinking pumpkin spice lattes and watching leaves fall. Feeling the cool air on my skin.
Yet by focusing on the Holy Trinity FIRST, I can see the Presence of God in His Handiwork. (This is a poetic expression and not meant to be taken literally. Mystics will understand.)
There's a sense that we must seek God FIRST and then all things are added to us. Perhaps the childlike wonder that we lose regarding life and big holidays like Christmas stems from a loss of the innocence and connection to God.
Yet when I use the term "God," perhaps others are more comfortable with some other framework or understanding, and I'm fine with that.
The principle is the same- awareness of INFINITE EXISTENCE first then the leads us to see the meaningfulness in the everyday and ordinary.