Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I'm Thankful For...Living in the U.S.A.

I'm thankful for living in a country where we have so many rights and freedoms.  Today is Election Day across America and I'm thankful to live where everyone has the right to vote and for their voice to be heard.  There are so many other countries where their citizens cannot even vote.

I'm thankful for freedom of religion, to be able to worship how we choose and not be persecuted for choosing a certain faith.  

I'm thankful for freedom of speech to be able to voice our opinions and to be heard.

"You are reading this on a computer or phone that is connected to the internet.  In contrast, many countries will forever deny their citizens the ability to do what we do everyday, sign on and read email, for fear the truth will set them free".

I'm thankful for the troops who keep our country safe (more on this for Friday's post).

Traveling to other countries that I've been to makes you so thankful to live in a country where you have freedom, job opportunities, and food.  Our country is not perfect, but those of us who live in America are very fortunate.

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him".  ~Abraham Lincoln


  1. Great post! We are indeed lucky. :)

  2. Nice! We are very blessed in the countries we live in! Especially in comparison to many other countries!

  3. I agree ! I love experiencing the world and I love coming home :)

  4. I am thankful that YOU have given me something to think of - and to be proud of! Thank you for a terrific post!!

  5. With all of America's problems, I'm still proud to be an American. People often boast about how much better countries in Europe are...usually people who haven't lived there. TRUE freedom of speech is something pretty special here in the U.S. The fact that people can badmouth this country, its leaders (regardless of party) and anything they want is a pretty great thing. The peaceful transition of power that happens every 4 years here is pretty incredible too. OK...stepping off my soapbox. Just wanted you to know that it's refreshing to see someone still so proud to be an American.

  6. I'm thankful for a happy family, wonderful friends, good healthy (relatively speaking) and good jobs for both my husband and I and a home we can afford. I see too many people struggle and i realize I am very blessed. America may not be perfect, but we are pretty freakin' cool!