We live in the best country in the world. Period.
We all have something to complain about and everybody whines. Some of us do these things more than others, and this is “normal”. It’s not normal when we can’t see the good in things. When we can’t see the good, we’re blind and maybe the blindness comes from our sense of entitlement.
Entitlement is taking advantage of and taking for granted the things that were given to us. Given freely, and not earned.
We all take things for granted, at least I do. I take for granted that I can wake up without soldiers outside my door. I take for granted that I can leave my house and take a walk. I take for granted that I can practice the religion I want, drive the truck I want, go many of the places I want, etc. The list of things I take for granted is long, too long.
These things I take for granted weren’t free and they didn’t magically appear. They were were paid for. Our freedom, our way of life, the good things about us were paid for with sacrifices, sacrifices of blood and death.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day. The day to stop and remember the people who sacrificed for us. We remember the ultimate sacrifices made by some of the best among us. These are men, women, fathers, daughters, wives, husbands, mothers, and sons. They gave, we got.
There are no words to express my gratitude. God bless all who serve in our military, especially those who sacrificed all.
This morning I’m writing this post from a coffee shop in a small Wisconsin town. The town is Black River Falls, and the name of the coffee shop is Revolution. We’re still inside the COVID 19 pandemic, but there are signs of hope everywhere.
While hiking on the first evening, we came across this little fawn. We snapped the picture below while maintaining our distance.
I’m grateful for this amazing country and I’m grateful for all it has to offer; wonderful people, hope, togetherness, beauty, and love. There are so many amazing and good things about our United States (keyword “United”). Again, this is the best country in the world. Period.
We’re not recording anything tomorrow. We’ll pick up the show (Episode 81) on Tuesday (5/26). Both Brad and I are wishing you all the best; the good graces of health, family, etc.