Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thankful Thursday - 07/01/2010
I would like to dedicate this week's Thankful Thursday to our great country. We have a birthday this coming weekend, and I think it only fitting to give thanks for our wonderful nation. Yes, there are things that could be done differently, or managed better, or not permitted. But all in all.....this is the best place to live, the best place to raise a family, the best place to pursue a dream.
I'm thankful for our Founding Fathers who had the foresight to put in writing and establish for us the freedoms we enjoy today.
I'm thankful for the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This document divides the powers of our government so there are checks and balances. This document gives us the right to say what we choose, even if others disagree. This document gives us the right to defend ourselves. This document protects our service men and women. This document gives us the right to practice the religion of our choice, even if others choose no religion at all. This document gives us the right to be secure in our own homes. This document protects us in a court of law.
I'm thankful for the Armed Forces. These brave warriors protect the rights we enjoy. They protect us from threats - both foreign and domestic.
I'm thankful for the families who sacrifice loved ones in the protection of our rights. The give up time with their family. The become single parents for during duty assignments. All gave some....some gave all!
I'm thankful to God who protects this great nation, our service men and woman, and us.
What are you thankful for today? Join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week by visiting Lynn at "Spiritually Unequal Marriage" and our host, Greg at Greg's General Store.
Have a happy, fun, and safe 4th.
Peace and Joy,