I chuckled when listened to a story shared by the Catechist at church on Sunday Mass.
He told a story about a mute person who are not able to speak since he was born. The man has never failed to pray to God. He prays every second of his life asking God to give him a chance to be able to speak like others. He wants to experience how is it like to speak and listening to his own voice.
He prays hard every single day. Never failed. As always, God is so good that He answers the man’s prayers and grants him the ability to speak.
The Catechist asked us what could be the first word comes out from that man. I chuckled when listened to his answer. He said “the man opens his mouth and says – test test one two three instead of Thank You God.” I find it funny as if the man was using a microphone to check on his voice.
The thing that the Catechist wanted to remind us is to always give thanks. To start our day with giving thanks that we are able to get up from bed and experience another new day. To always give thanks no matter what especially when trouble comes.
On top of that, because Jesus himself does the same.
And so does Buddha.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us be thankful.
Let’s give thanks! Let’s be thankful!