We enjoy a level of freedom people in repressed nations cannot even fathom. I pledge to a flag I am proud of. The stars and stripes of Old Glory represent the courage, sacrifice, and patriotism of those who purchased our freedom.
I drink my coffee, look outside, and smile. I have so much to be thankful for. The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret. So the fact that I can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle.
That I am blessed to bless. And so are you. In a universe that seemed to hurt for no reason, giving thanks felt disingenuous. But now I understand. Being grateful is a choice. So today, I chose to make a list. The gratitude list Gratitude is not my natural disposition, so this took some time and effort.
It was a discipline to remind myself of the many reasons I have to be grateful. But it was an exercise well worth the discomfort. There is still much to be thankful for, if we only have eyes to see.
And in case you were wondering, here are my 10 reasons to give thanks today: I am thankful for my health, for being able to run half-marathons and eat turkey dinners. I am thankful for my wife, who vowed to be my biggest fan on the day we were married and has never once let me down.
I am thankful for the gift and work of writing — that it is both extremely hard and easy at the same time. Easy to do, hard to master.
I am extremely thankful for the online community of writers and readers who are making a difference in the world. You guys inspire me. I am thankful for living in a town full of creative minds and opportunities.
I am thankful for doing work that matters. I am thankful for music — bands like Mumford and Sons and Nirvana and the Beatles.
Their words and music inspire me to create my own art. I am thankful for movies — for being able to turn part of my brain off and still be inspired. My shelves are full of them, and they are my one true lust. Lastly, and most importantly, I am thankful for Grace — for love that cannot be explained only surrendered tofor a Creator that inspires creativity, for purpose and a hope that there is more to the story than we see.
Looking for a way to give thanks? If you read this blog, you have already given me a gift. As a token of my gratitude, please download this free eBook: Wrecked for the Ordinary: A Manifesto for Misfits by clicking here. Be sure to tell your friends.
Share in the comments.Nowhere else in the world can a person feel free to wear his own identity like in America and pass it on to his children. That is why I am a Grateful American. Why do America’s shores continue to beckon?
One reason could be the opportunity to prosper in the United States. The U.S. is a country that stands for balance of power and rule of law, where political leaders are fairly elected. Political power is not ordained by birthright, taken by force or elected by farce. I live in a melting pot of awesomeness.
How amazing is it that we live in a country that people all over the world want to move to? Where people can speak different languages, practice different customs, look different and still all be American. * Diversity. America continues to be The Great Melting Pot. Around the country as a whole, there is so much variety in terms of culture, food, background, beliefs, etc.
Every person and family is different, and each person lives a unique life. While America is far from perfect, it is the one nation, many people work so hard to come to all for the sake of freedom.
Today, I am thankful to be an American! Seven reasons why I’m thankful to be an American. FREEDOM – I have the freedom to live, to speak, to travel, and to vote.
We have freedoms that many can only imagine having. This statistic seems to show that those who choose to succeed in America really are able to achieve their dreams. So, when someone asks you what you're thankful for this holiday season, you can tell them it's to live in America, and then you can tell them initiativeblog.comd: Sep 09,