I went to bed last night thinking about why I am grateful to live in America. There are the obvious reasons, of course, but I was thinking of the things that REALLY matter to me. Here are a few things I came up with:
1. I can leave my house without fear. I mean, never do I have to worry about insurgents or suicide bombers. I can let my kids play outside. I have the freedom to come and go as I like.
2. I am valued as a woman. I can vote. I can earn a living. I can get health care. I am not less important than men.
3. I can think and speak as freely as I like. I can worship freely without retribution from my government.
4. I am free to earn a living. If I am willing to work hard, I can live a very comfortable life. My kids have beds to sleep in; I have access to safe food and water. Our kids can get an education and make something of their lives, too.
What things are you grateful for?