I don’t need a God

So many people seem to need some sort of God or religion to find a reason. A reason to live, a reason to do the right thing and to be a good person. And that is fine.

But if you ask me, the only one you truly need to believe in is yourself.

I believe in myself. I believe in music. I believe in saving lives. I believe in literature. I believe in making the most of what we’re given.

Some say that they need their faith as a source of comfort and strength, to feel safe and to feel as if their lives have meaning. To find a reason.

But I don’t need any of that. I’m not even sure I need a reason. All that I need is all that I have. And I am so grateful for everything.

All the strength, all the courage, bravery, love, passion, honesty and hope I need… it’s already inside me. I find all those things in myself all the time.

I don’t need a God or anyone in particular to feel grateful to, I am simply grateful. And I sincerely hope that everyone around me can see that – and feel that – every day.

I have faith. Just not the traditional kind.