Saturday, July 2, 2011

we are free


some truly think
only of the fourth
as a holiday, a long weekend
to be celebrated by
picnics, parades, BBQ's & fireworks-

i think of the colors
red. white. blue.
how i love them too!

many years ago
they signed the
declaration of independence
giving us freedom

sometimes we are so
caught up in the deep
traditions of our celebrations
we forget to be thankful...
yes, we are free

free to:
dance
write and say what we want
dress how we please
worship
sing
and live

what a wonderful blessing
to live in a country where we
are free!

now, i pray you...
go enjoy that holiday,
eat lots & laugh tons...

live and love and laugh
life is good
we are free
we are blessed!




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16 comments:

Bethe77 said...

A wonderful reminder of what this weekend is about. May you be blessed and enjoy your family and loved ones.
Blessings

Linda O'Connell said...

Ament to that!

Thoughts for the day said...

We are very blessed... in a peaceful safe 'environment' with prosperity all around us. May we be aware of what freedom really costs as we celebrate this fourth of July. And also pray for those who serve so we can be free.

Kelly said...

Very well said!

Kelly said...

Very well said!

May said...

Celebrate all you have mentioned here and more! Happy Independence Day!

Thisisme. said...

Well said my friend. We are fortunate indeed to live in countries where we are free and have freedom of speech.

Jackie said...

What a perfect reminder for this time of year! Thanks, I appreciate the kick in the head to be thankful for it!

Mitzi@MoonlightandMagnolias said...

Melody I couldn't have said it better! Excellent! We are free and blessed to be free. ~Hugs, M

Delaney said...

We are blessed indeed!

Eden E said...

You have such a great way with words, MM! Thank you for the beautiful thoughts for this gorgeous summer morning...

Rebecca said...

You have a wonderful way of putting words together. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I have certaintly enjoyed visiting yours. Looking forward to your future writings! Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Adriana Iris said...

Happy 4th so well put. =)

Heart n Soul said...

Hey there Shiny .... hope all is going well for your girls in Africa .... looking forward to hearing their stories.... do they blog? Happy fourth of July to all of you over that side of the world. Enjoy!!

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

Makes me even more proud to be an American!! Loved this:

free to:
dance
write and say what we want
dress how we please
worship
sing
and live

Thanks for your positive reminders, Melody!!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

GREAT post!

You may like the post that I wrote today ... as the mama of 2 sons who have chosen to serve our country ... who have chosen to fight for our freedoms.

Hoping your day is BLESSED! We are off to spend the day ... in the sunshine ... at the beach ... and ooohhing and ahhing over the fireworks tonight.


Laurel :)