Today when I awoke from my soft, comfy bed I made my way to the kitchen for a cup of warm coffee. I sat down in a quiet space and picked up my Bible, which I am free to leave sitting on my coffee table~ I read and prayed freely.
Later in the day I drove on safe roads while I made my way to a grocery store with an incredible assortment of groceries; never once did I have to fight anyone for the “last” of any item. So many choices, so many options!
Today I didn’t wake up in a worn-torn area where bedding and warmth are impossible to find. I did not have to drink dirty water out of an old plastic container because there is nothing else available.
Today I didn’t have to rummage for a few pages I had found from an old bible; hiding away in a dark corner just to read their words of life; praying not to get caught.
Today I did not have to walk to the old dump to rummage for bits and pieces of edible food along with many others without viable ways to feed their families.
This is why I am thankful to be an American, even with our problems and strife.
We are not a perfect nation and we are continually challenged with ongoing issues; yet we are still enjoying so many freedoms that others around the world would never dare to dream for!
This 4th of July~ I am abundantly grateful for those who fought tirelessly for my freedom.