Counting my freedom blessings

Happy Independence Day to all my American readers.

The words on the header for this post come from Reverend Samuel Francis Smith’s familiar lyrics:

My country, 'tis of Thee,
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.

Today, I’m taking a moment to recount some of my freedoms as an American citizen.

I celebrate my American independence by being thankful for:

  • Freedom to write whatever I want on this blog
  • Freedom to worship when, where, and how I feel led
  • Freedom to get in my car and drive wherever I want
  • Freedom to express my opinion
  • Freedom to vote according to my conscience
  • Freedom to work in a field of my choosing
  • Freedom to watch movies I like and listen to music that I choose
  • Freedom to read any book that’s published
  • Freedom to write a book on a controversial subject and get it published
  • Freedom to surf any site on the worldwide web

If you’re thankful for this “sweet land of Liberty,” thank a soldier. And take a few moments to list three freedoms you’re enjoying today.

What would you add to this list?

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