I am grateful for this wonderfully dysfunctional nation of freedom I live in. I am grateful for our constitution. I am grateful for the ideals we were founded on, even if we ourselves are yet to fully live up to them. I am grateful to our nation’s military who put their lives on the line to ensure these principles are not threatened and to their families who share in unimaginable sacrifice. I am grateful for my freedom but I also understand that with it comes great responsibility for all of us.
Our words, thoughts and deeds matter.