I wanted to share something that my husband wrote today that really touched my heart this 4th of July. Hope everyone had a great one! Here it is...
But then I think about how easy it is for me to get in my car and drive as far as my wallet can take me. If I want, I can see deserts, mountains, oceans, forests, plains and rivers. 5 minutes away, I can get whatever groceries I want. Red, ...white or purple grapes; iceberg, romaine or arugula lettuce; I can get it all, right down the road, in less time than it would take to prepare a meal. I have water, hot or cold, whenever I need/want it. And come to think of it, I have only lived without electricity for a couple of hours in the last year.
And then it hits me…I am free, and I am blessed.
Of all the places I could have been born, why was it here? Why do I get to enjoy all that comes with being an American?
I guess that doesn’t really matter…
But what does matter, is that I do not take it for granted; that I do not squander a gift that those without would kill for, and millions throughout the history of mankind have died for.
What matters is gratitude.
What matters is humility.
I am not entitled to anything more than my unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. All of the other advantages I enjoy can fade away as easily as the appreciation I know I must preserve.
I love this country. God bless us, America. We need it always.