""Blessings Strengthen life and feed life just as water does." Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

This blog is a digital blessing bowl, a place to record the small blessings that are often missed or forgotten but which make life holy. Feel free to add your own blessings to my blessing bowl. Or perhaps you'll be encouraged to start your own.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"What precious blessings"

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson

Most of us think of fireworks, hamburgers, watermelon, the beach, pool parties, family reunions and a holiday from work when we think of the 4th of July.  Yes, we also think of flags and the Declaration of Independence.  But how many of us truly comprehend what the celebration is all about?

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown

I believe that the great blessing that we share as citizens of this country is one that none of us are capable of appreciating fully for we've never been without it.  

This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Let us study the history of our freedom, learn about our founding fathers, and pray that we "are strong enough to keep the faith.
"This land is my land, this land is your land. . ."   Let's love it and take care of it and celebrate our freedom!

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