Saturday, July 01, 2006
Happy Independence Day
I am very appreciative of the country we live in. I am thankful for all the people who fought in all the wars so that we could be free and independent. Most of us, I am sure, take this for granted. I am soft and pudgy and lazy and haven't had to be hungry one day in my life. I have not been put in a position where I have had to really sacrifice for my fellow human beings rights. Would I sacrifice to the point of death for the rights and love of another human being? I would certainly hope so, but the habit of comfort would make it quite a challenge. I am thankful I have the freedoms I have. I need to remind myself to strive to work hard and sacrifice and be a good example to my children. I want them to remember this holiday not just for the pretty colors, parades, and fireworks.