america.

4 07 2010

Today we celebrate America.

We celebrate the bravery of the men and women who courageously gave their lives to found a nation based on providing it’s people “certain inalienable rights” including “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness“.

The American Dream.

This phrase sums up an important reason our country receives so much attention.

The American Dream is basically the belief that in this country an individual can accomplish anything if they put in the time and work.

The dream is not dead.
It is not a thing of the past.

We still have the freedom to pursue happiness and procure for ourselves a better life than we currently have.

The question is, what are we doing with that freedom?

Do we take it for granted?

or

Do we use it to the fullest thus truly showing our gratitude for the sacrifices made to ensure these freedoms?

What good is a gift if we don’t use it?
Empty thank-you’s are useless if we don’t use the gift.

We have freedoms that some countries STILL do NOT have.

We are blessed.
Let’s be thankful and use the freedoms we have for good.

“And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me.” (D&C 98:5)

? What freedoms are you grateful for?

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