Day 6.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving....

I'm giving thanks this month each day on my blog.


Day 6
I'm thankful for Freedom.

I grew up in a house that was divided politically, and still is.  I remember during the last Presidential race, I pulled into my mom's driveway for a visit and as she walked out her front door to greet me, I told her I had a present for her.  Like any good mom, she probably thought "What a sweet daughter I have, that she brought me a present" as a smile spread across her face.

I jumped out of my car, popped the trunk to my Camry, and proceeded to pull out a McCain/Palin yard sign.

The smile quickly turned into frown/scowl....and then laughter.

I received an Obama campaign button in the mail the next week.

The return address was my mom's.


But here's the thing - we live in a country where all of the above can happen without anyone having to be fearful of retribution or retaliation.

I grew up and was able to receive an education without having to worry about acid being poured on me to detour my desire for higher learning.

I am able to voice my views on politics, religion, family and other matters here on this blog, in my personal life, and in public without worry of censorship.

I can go to whatever church I choose and practice any religion I want.

I can do all of this....because I am an American.

We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Today, tomorrow, and the next day, I will continue to be thankful and grateful that I get to live in a country as great as America is, and will continue to be.

One of the many privileges we have, is the ability to vote freely.

If you haven't already - make sure to get out and VOTE!

PS - I couldn't resist, and had to share this tweet....Mom, don't kill me! :)


What are you thankful for today?

Join me (and a whole lot of other people) in giving thanks.
On a blog, on Facebook, a private journal, or a thought kept in your head.
I bet you'll be thankful you did!


  1. :) Being an American has so many "wonderful" things about it... I'm proud to be an American too - and thankful as well! Happy Election Day! :)


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