Thankfulness- Fresh Perspectives

Blessings to all and wishing you a happy, safe, and joyous Thanksgiving Day. This Thanksgiving finds me in a whole new perspective. Maybe it’s aging, maybe it’s┬áthis new path that life is taking- whatever it is- I am thankful and reflective.

I have NEVER been prouder of America. Not because of the dirty politics, the division, the hate, anger, and hurt- but the FOUNDATION that we were created upon is REMARKABLE. There is nothing like it in the world, and until we are in heaven, I don’t believe there will be another like it on earth. America, its foundation, its purpose- to live as free men and women- in FREEDOM- it is a beautiful sight to behold.

I have also never been more aware of the sacrifices of our BRAVEST men and women who CHOOSE to serve in our Armed Forces. This is the GREATEST gift that has been given by humans in our lifetime. To willingly lay down your life, to leave your families, children, parents, homes, to go to a place and fight, serve, sacrifice- for us, for me, for my family, for my freedoms- this is something that has become a huge thought in my life. I am so GRATEFUL. It is THEIR sacrifice and allows us still to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July. Without these Forces, we would have long been taken over, freedoms lost, and country abolished. We owe these brave people and their families everything.

Lastly, to remember what is truly important. Loving one another. To serve is better than to be served. To give is better than to receive. To be first you must first be last. True love is being willing to give all for others. May we live life looking not for what others can do for us, but what we can do for others. Selflessness.

I pray blessings over you and your family as we celebrate together today. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers, each and every one of you. May we never forget the truest act of love, Jesus and His great mercy and love for us.

Many blessings my friends.

~Emily