It's been almost exactly a year (November 3rd) since I last wrote a blog post for the Joy Dare Collection. Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts, urges us to be thankful, looking on the bright side of life, by providing a calendar of things for which to be grateful. She suggests 3 things for every every day of the year.
Her prompt for today, November 6, is "3 Gifts Government."
My first thought was "Ugh!" because I am not happy with a lot of things in our government right now.
But I wanted to get past the complaining mode (that is the purpose of this exercise, after all) and so I gave the matter more thought.
As American citizens we have a lot of freedoms and privileges that should not be taken for granted for one single minute! I carry evidence of some of them in my wallet.
my driver's license
my Medicare card
my senior pass to all national parks
It is a blessing to have these freedoms and I thank the Lord for the ability to enjoy them. We don't have to look far to see others who cannot get into a car and drive virtually wherever they want.
And as confusing as Medicare is, it does do us a huge service when needed.
As for my senior pass to all national parks, I look forward to using this freedom more after my husband retires!
Will you leave a comment at the end of this blog post to tell me "3 Gifts Government" for which you are thankful?
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