Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

As Americans, we celebrate the Fourth of July. Independence Day. The freedom to be our own country. The freedom to be, well...free.

We take so many things for granted. Choices like:

Where to worship, work, live, shop, travel.
Who to love and marry, who to "follow" on Twitter or "like" on Facebook.
What to read, wear, eat and drink. What to say or feel.
How to spend our money, our spare time, to worship or celebrate.

Or something as simple as writing this blog post

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends over barbecues, baseball games and fireworks. Live. Love. Laugh. Adopt an attitude of gratitude and pray for our leaders.


Thank you to all who fought, to those who continue to fight, for our freedoms! 


Thank You, God, for allowing me to live in a free country. Help me not to take for granted the price that was paid for my freedom. Help our leaders make the right decisions for our country and to look to You for guidance.

What about you? What are you thankful for today? 
How will you celebrate your freedom?

Happy Fourth!



4 comments:

  1. I am thankful for my family and for the right to worship my God as I please -- a right that I never want to take for granted.

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    1. Amen, Angie! I can't imagine NOT having that freedom, but so many don't. I thank God that we live in a country that allows us that freedom.

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  2. We do take so much for granted, don't we? Inspiring words, Dora. Happy Fourth, everyone!

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    1. Guilty! Right now, I'm realizing how much I miss sunshine and take it for granted in July. Happy 4th, Sandy. :-)

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