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Annette in Florida writes:
“When trying to decide what to post here for the first time, I remembered this site that tells us all exactly what we believed in before, and what I believe the majority of Americans still believe in today. It is the fourth stanza of the National Anthem. Please listen and be assured that as God has allowed us to be one nation under Him, if we are faithful, we will continue to be now the same as we were then! This is a blessing and a reminder to us that we are stronger on our knees than any enemy standing on two feet!”
This video makes me feel good about being an American and makes me feel pride for what our Founding Fathers gave us.
Americans enjoy freedom and democracy that some nations do not. We also enjoy Free Enterprise that makes it possible for us to make our dreams come true.
Too many of us do not appreciate this aspect of America. In fact, they are taught to see Free Enterprise as greedy and evil, which is not the way it should be. They want to see us on the same level as third world nations and be dependent on others.
America is unique and special because our system was designed by Godly inspiration. We have prospered because of our system and have shared our resources with others less fortunate.
Our youth do not seem to understand these principles because they have not been taught what we were taught or they have not seen our patriotism like we did when we were young. That’s why I believe we need to share our feelings with our children about the American Spirit that shaped our nation.
I love the American Spirit and the blessings we receive from being an American. I feel pride in Founding Fathers and their commitment to give us the type of system that allows us to flourish as a nation and as a people.
I feel joy and patriotic when I listen to this video. I feel the American Spirit come through the music and that makes me feel good inside. I hope you feel it too.
We would like to thank Judith Sherman of Stand Up Patriots for her inspiring story. We hope you are touched with her story as much as we were. Enjoy
Submitted on 2011/03/18 at 4:22 pm
Do You Realize How Blessed We Are?
As we look around the world and see the suffering of other people, how can we complain about our misfortunes? Even the poorest among us cannot possibly be worse off than those in Libya and Japan.
I was just listening to the news and heard stories about how the Libyan people suffer at the hands of Qaddafi. Hearing these stories made my heart ache for them. The man is a brutal killer and a liar. Therefore, nothing he says can be trusted.
Rick Leventhal just reported that the conditions in Libya are worse now than they were before the UN’s no fly order. The water, electricity, gas, and food have been shut off from the people so they are going without the necessities of life. Qaddafi is slaughtering the rebels with heavy artillery without mercy, just as he promised to do if they did not surrender.
Next, I hear on the news that Yemen has thousands killed by police firing on people. However, the President of Yemen says that people are firing on each other and the police have done none of the shooting on citizens. Right?
Of course, Japan’s disaster and their unimaginable suffering dominates our television screens. We even see animals comforting each other.
* One story showed two dogs in the rubbish with one on the ground injured. The other dog affectionately put his paw on the injured one and licked it like we would hug and kiss a child.
* There is a gray squirrel jumping out of trees and latching on to people’s arms and hanging on.
* People are found in cars and even homes still intact after they were caught up in the rubble from the tsunami.
* Precious babies are born in the midst of chaos, and one found alive after being swept out of the arms of her mother by a wall of water.
I then look at what I’ve complained about and think “What am I complaining for? I have a warm home and food in the cupboards and refrigerator. My husband has a job and he gets paid well enough. I have two cars that run and enough money to put gas into them, at least for now I do. I even have enough money to buy a candy bar or a soda if I want to, and I think nothing of it.
I am sitting here posting this blog on a laptop computer and using high speed Internet to connect. The news I’m watching is on a big screen and high definition TV set. Really, what is there to complain about? I feel too privileged when I think of Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, and Japan. Nothing I experience can compare to their suffering and to their lives.
However, I then realized that with privilege comes responsibilities. We MUST get out of our zone of comfort (I don’t mean comfort zone) and pay attention to those around us who are not as privileged. We may not have much to give others in crisis but we always have something that we can give.
I found that I had an extra room to help a friend leave a dysfunctional lifestyle and turn herself around. She didn’t cost me a cent. She paid for the gas I used to take her to and from work and she, in turn, did the dishes and took out the garbage.
I also had a peaceful backyard with birds singing and shade trees to rest under when she wanted out of the sun. She could sit in the yard in peace, read a book, and listen to music. This replenished her soul and gave her strength to heal. When she was ready, my wounded bird flew home. That’s what she named a poem she wrote about her experience here.
JUDY’S WOUNDED BIRD IS FLYING HOME
A LITTLE BIRD THAT FELL FROM HER NEST
WOUNDED WITH TORN WING
HAD LOST HER VOICE AND COULD NOT SING
AND HER LITTLE BODY BEGAN TO STING
WHILE LAYING ON THE GROUND
A STRANGER WITH BLUE EYES PASSED BY
PICKED UP THE WOUNDED BIRD AND WHISPERED
“MY LITTLE BIRD” DON’T YOU CRY
SHE TOOK THE LITTLE BIRD
INTO HER LOVING HOME
AND NURSED HER BACK TO HEALTH
AND MADE HER STRONG
IN TIME THE BLUE EYED ANGEL KNEW ONE DAY
THE LITTLE BIRD WOULD WANT TO FLY HOME
BACK TO HER FORMER NEST
WITH FAMILY SHE SO DEARLY WANTED TO BELONG
THE LITTLE BIRD’S MOTHER AWAITS
FOR HER WOUNDED CHILD
FOREVER GRATEFUL TO THE ANGEL WITH THE BLUE EYES,
THAT HELP MEND HER LITTLE WOUNDED BIRD
JUDY’S LITTLE BIRD IS STRONGER
AND READY TO FLY
AND WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL
FOR THE BLUE EYED ANGEL
WHO LOVED HER WHEN SHE FELL FROM HER NEST
This experience cost me nothing, but what I got back was precious and rare. A friendship developed that will never be forgotten and I’ll cherish forever.
The planet we live on is in turmoil and chaos, and it’s all around the globe. We can cave in and become cynical, hateful, and closed off from others and their suffering or we can embrace life and the blessings we share.
My purpose in writing this post is to get you thinking about your own blessings and try to appreciate what you have instead of complaining about what you don’t have. Look outside of yourself and see others. Do what you can to make their lives better and at the same time, make your lives better as well.