July 5 Freedoms
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits. – Thomas Jefferson
I watched hours upon hours of the History Channel’s “America The Story of Us” this weekend. I know I should have been more “productive” but I think I needed a little empty space – or maybe I’m just lazy. Either way, thinking about the history of this country is heart warming and heart breaking. We are so far from perfect and I often wonder if we lose sight of the goal, but you only have to walk around another place in the world to realize how much we have to be thankful.
Today I am thankful for
- people who speak their minds when it’s quite likely they will be subject to criticism or worse.
- friends who support each other sincerely.
- the wealth of relevant history regarding democracy – the meaning, the cost, the rewards – lest it get bandied about carelessly.
For what are you thankful?