(3) Thirty Days of Grateful Praise: Freedom

Even though I sometimes despair of the devious and divisive nature of much of what passes for political discourse these days in the United States, I am still keenly aware of how blessed we are to enjoy the freedom that we do.  I am especially grateful for the freedom to write, unfettered, whatever I please on this blog.  I take that very seriously and am ever mindful of my good fortune.   I’m also very grateful that I have found common ground with all of you, my dear readers, even though we may have different political views (or live in different countries).

So I say a prayer of thanks today for that freedom and a prayer, too, that rather than fighting each other, we here in the U.S. may come together and fight for the common good, so that we may all enjoy the blessings of good food, safe shelter, and adequate health care.   As we celebrate the birthday of this great country, how can we wish otherwise for our fellow citizens?

A very happy, restful, and peaceful Independence Day to all of you.

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5 Responses to “(3) Thirty Days of Grateful Praise: Freedom”

  1. Betsyfromtennessee Says:

    Hi Beth, Yes—that freedom is so important to us and our country. We have been a people who have worked hard, never counted on the Government to take care of us, used our creativity to become entrepreneurs and start our own small businesses, and have been able to make decisions for us and our families without government intrusion. That is what our forefathers intended.. I hope and pray that we never ever lose that FREEDOM.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

  2. Plowing Through Life Says:

    Happy 4th, Beth! I hope you are having a lovely day. And yes – we should be grateful for our freedom. At the end of the day, no matter how stupid our politicians might behave, we are still blessed to live our lives in a part of a world where we are free.

  3. Sweetflutterbys3 Says:

    I could not agree more, Beth. So many people sacrifice so much so we can be free. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th!

  4. Kay G. Says:

    I cherish a book signed for me by Ben Purcell. The book is LOVE AND DUTY. He was a POW for 51/2 years in Vietnam and this is what he wrote along with his name: May you always be blessed with love and freedom.
    Means a lot to me from someone like that.

  5. Bonnie Jacobs Says:

    I’m very late today, so I hope you had a happy 4th of July. I ate out with one friend early in the day and had supper with another friend who called me after her daughter left after a nice long visit of several days. I’m grateful for friends, including you, Beth.

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