Today I am feeling a tad bit more patriotic than usual, perhaps because I finally live in the right place for me in the good old USA. Having finally found MY perfect place, I appreciate my freedom even more than ever!
I appreciate the freedom to choose and receive a great public education, to find jobs I have enjoyed mostly in public universities, the freedom at age 49 to find my perfect mate, the freedom to save up for retirement in a reasonable way over decades, and then my ultimate freedom to choose the best place to live out the rest of my life.
Since I have lived in a number of other countries, I appreciate so many freedoms that others simply do not have. As a single woman, I enjoyed so many freedoms not available in other countries, and as a married woman I have been free to define myself separate from my marriage partner.
I have done the research. This is the BEST TIME to be alive in human history, and especially as an American woman!We live longer, healthier and freer than anyone else, and yet it sometimes seems, all we do is complain! Yes there many things wrong in the world, and unfortunately we are constantly bombarded with this news. But please take a moment today to appreciate what we generally take for granted. We are a country with free public education, freedom for women, safeguards for children, great medical care, and best of all, the right to VOTE! You’ve just got to love that!
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Well said, Laura! I am happy and privileged to be an American woman today, and I am taking a moment to appreciate it, thanks to you. Happy Independence Day! 🙂
Same to you DJan! Whatever happens tomorrow, we are unbelievable lucky to be here now!
It’s nice to find someone so positive in a sea of negative Nancys… It really is a great time to be alive.
The thought of my freedom should make me cheerful every moment of the day. WORKING ON THAT!! Beth
Yes Rena! Me too Beth! An attitude of gratitude is the way to go as far as I’m concerned!