“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” Albert Camus
What a great weekend. What a great time to reflect on all the things that we have that make our life amazing and great! What a amazing country we live in where our lives CAN be better.
A song that we sang when we were little had the words " Freedom isn't Free." What great words. Throughout history wars have been fought, lives lost and freedoms fought for so that today we could have the right to choose.
I am so thankful for a Grandfather that would remind me to vote. Who reminded us that it was our patriotic duty to pick our leaders who would best represent our feelings and our views. He reminded us that we needed to pick leaders with prayer, research and who would preserve our freedom.
As a Junior I participated in Girl State. I loved it. As I stood watching the American Legion and some Reservist burn the flag, with tears flowing down my cheeks, I watched as something that I didn't realize meant so much went up in Flames.
I learned a lot about respect for our Country, the flag and also for freedoms. I am thankful that I get to chose who I want to represent me. I get to CHOOSE what things I want in my life. I get to choose what luxuries I am willing to have and elect those who best reflect me and my family.
Most of all I am thankful that I get to worship the way that I choose. Many people had to give up so many things so that I can believe in the God I believe in. Believe in the faith that I want. Attend church where I want. Best of all Worship the way I want.
" In memory of our God, our religion and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children" Alma 46:12
Freedom isn't free. We have to work, honor and always remember where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.
How soon we forget the past....