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.


The Four Bears in the Woods said...

I like this post. Very well said!

Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I agree with Mama Bear...very well said. As long as the girls know why the fireworks are being displayed, I see no reason not to enjoy them.

I can't make up my mind where to go to watch the fireworks this year. There's a hill near our house where you can watch fireworks from 2 different cities at once...but it's hard to find a parking place.

Motherkitty said...

Happy Fourth of July to daughter, SIL, Dancer Girl, Little Sister, and all the kitties prancing in a sunny lane. Have fun at Grammy's and Papaw's. Hope it doesn't rain today.

Alipurr said...

thanks, mom