Today I’m Grateful for…

…my country, its founding and the fact that although we’ve made some missteps we’ve corrected most of them. When we say we’re an exceptional country it’s because we were founded on the idea of the individual’s freedom, not the freedom of the state.

Happy Birthday, America! Don’t let anyone blow out your candles!

16 thoughts on “Today I’m Grateful for…”

  1. I’m adding my “me too” to the comments above. We’re so blessed to live in the United States of America and I am grateful for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

  2. Happy 4th Karen! I am so proud to be an American and I wish that all Americans would recognize the importance of this day. I pray that the ones that strive for their own agenda and self wake up and become grateful that they live in the greatest country in the world. God Bless America! 🇺🇸

    • I told myself, when I was living overseas, that I would kiss the tarmac when I finally made it back to the States. I didn’t, only because I was so sick, but I pointed at it and said, “Kiss, kiss!” (I had an anaphylactic reaction to a penicillin shot I was given in Paris. By the time we made it to Maryland I was mucho sick.)

  3. I am grateful for all of the above. In addition, I am grateful we live in a country where free speech is still viewed as each one’s right. Thank you Karen for showing us all that there other things outside of our own little bubble. We all need to take a deep breath and relax a bit today, because tomorrow our world needs us to participate any way we can, striving for our best.

    • True words, Nancy.

      Plus, my neighborhood didn’t go absolutely crazy like normal with the fireworks. Stanley only barked a few times in the middle of the night.

  4. Amen to what each of you have said. Independence Day is important to our entire country. It should be important to each of us. And it has been a beacon to the world for a very long time. I certainly hope that light continues to shine.

    Y’all be safe today. And Karen, I am grateful for you.

  5. Someone is trying very hard to blow out those candles and there are many who refuse to see (or admit) to what is going on. Let us all pray they don’t succeed!

    • I want to think positive and have faith in my fellow citizens that we will participate in our opportunity to vote and come out of this stronger and recommitted to the core of American values – that all people are equal and we are better together than if we are separated by divisive forces.

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