19 May 2011

What Freedom Means To Me

Manda over at My Explosive Life as an EOD Tech's Wife is having a giveaway. To enter this giveaway, I'm writing a blog post on what freedom means to me. If any of my followers go to her blog and start following Manda (which you should because she's awesome!), leave her a comment on this post and tell her you found her through me. Thanks! Now then, on to my entry...

Freedom to me means sacrifice. I was blessed to be born in America. I was blessed that many, many people before me sacrificed their time with their families for me to enjoy the freedoms that I have today. I AM blessed today by the many people (including my handsome husband!) who sacrifice their time with family to protect my freedom. I have the freedom to go where I want, do what I want and when I want. I can't imagine living any other way. I will never have to know what it's like to be turned away because I'm a woman. I will never have to know what it's like to say I can't do this or that because of the color of my skin. I will never know what it's like to be punished because of what religion I am. When you sit down and look at the facts, we are so blessed and we take it for granted mostly. If I want to protest something I don't like, I can because somebody sacrificed for me to be able to protest. If I want to disagree with someone, I can because someone sacrificed for me to have freedom of speech. We couldn't have the freedoms we have today with someone sacrificing something for a country that they love.

WE ARE BLESSED!! Take the time out of your day to look around and see the beautiful things in the world, not everything else.

3 comments:

Renee said...

What an awesome entry!! I hope you win!!

It's hard to see how blessed we are with freedom when we don't know what it's like to live without it!

Manda said...

Thank you for entering! I love what you said and I feel the same way!

So far you have two entries, and if any of your followers, start following me you get more {and they get an entry too!} Good luck!

It's Something Beautiful said...

Great entry, hopefully you win!! :)