Everything, in that if “sacred” means special, then everything can be special. In witchery we talk about creating a “sacred space” but to me that only means that we have designated that space for a special purpose at a specific time. Everything, in that to someone, somewhere, that place or object might be special. Football fans talk about the “hallowed turf” or their team’s home ground. Nature-based religions talk about “sacred groves or sites”. Other religions have special places that are sacred to their god or leader.
Nothing, in that I don’t believe anything is that differently special from anything else. Nothing is inherently sacred in its own right, it is the connotations that people put on it that make it “specially special”.
I have an enormous respect for Quakers because they live by that motto. They do not use titles (even Mr. or Mrs.) because they do not believe that anyone is more “special” than anyone else, so people are addressed by their names. Nor do they believe that any one day is more sacred than any other, every day given to us to be on this earth is holy, so they don’t make a fuss about Christmas or Birthdays or any other day.
Talking of which, today is Earth Day and if anything ought to be sacred to us, it is the planet we live on. I am not about to start banging on about pollution and global warming (whether or not it is our fault, it is happening) BUT … we all live here. Whether you see the Earth as merely our planet or Mother Gaia or being held up on the backs of elephants who stand on a giant turtle, it is where we live. If only from a sense of self-preservation we ought to try to make sure it is in good shape. If your house is getting to the point of collapse, you mend it, don’t you? So let’s all join in and do something, anything, that will help. Go pick up some litter, make the effort to recycle instead of chucking stuff out or just put out some food for the birds … one little gesture, just today hmm? It could become a habit!