Well... as this cannibal prepares to eat turkey and all the trimmings, I want to take a moment and truly give thanks.
I am truly blessed to live in a country that grants us the freedom to enjoy a holiday like this one. A time to spend with my family and loved ones to look back and realize all that we do truly have.
Yes, we do... I do... take that for granted. I'm ashamed to say that, as an American, I too have taken for granted far too long the majesty of this great nation and her people.
So, first, thank you God for the many blessing that I know that I don't deserve but that you freely bestow upon me. I have no fear that Your will shall guide us in the direction that we are to be in. Thank you.
Second, I want to thank every service person.. every soldier in ANY theater of war or stateside. I want to apologize for taking my freedom and liberties for granted that ALL OF YOU so selflessly allow me to enjoy sitting in my warm house on this computer as if it were pre-determined for me to do so. You work and die, everyday for this. Your price is high, but you know, as we should all know as Americans, that freedom isn't free. Thank you and God bless you.
And finally, but certainly not least; to the families of those brave men and women mentioned above. Your sacrifice is probably the hardest. The long hours of fathers, mothers, sons and daughters.. not knowing and fearing the worst. Having to listen to the rhetoric of an ungrateful government and a people that pass you by.
From all of us that understand and appreciate, thank you and God bless all of you today and forever.
This cannibal is going to eat... I'll be back soon.
39" Hand Carved Oak Walking Stick
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