U S of A
I shared this on facebook last night. Today I decided to share it with my Blogger friends..
I just heard a young lady on the news say something that really struck a cord with me. She said that "we" her and her friends were still children during 9/11. That this is the first time that they have gone through something so traumatic. I think, that is true, the children that weren't directly impacted by having lost family members or friends have not ever been through this kind of trauma. The fear that is associated with even the threat of a terrorist attack. They are so used to living in this land of ours, this land of the free, home of the brave. Suddenly, we aren't so free anymore, not quite as brave. We live our lives so fearlessly, we enjoy freedoms each and every day that not all nations do. Most of us are not afraid to walk outside and start our cars in the morning. Most of us aren't afraid to rip open a package when it comes in the mail. We are more likely excited to see which item we purchased on the uncensored internet we are allowed by a government we have no problem complaining about publicly. Where in other countries, we could be hanged in the streets for doing so. My life is not about fear, and I refuse to live in it. But, to those out there that even on a normal day, have a hard time appreciating what you have. Remember these days.. These days, when you are happy to be alive. Be grateful for the blessings you have, the freedoms you are afforded, and the liberties that we will soon ALL have here in the
. A land that will always be, no
matter what is done to us, The land of the free and the home of the brave... United States of