July 4, 2009

From Sea to Shining Sea

Through the open window
I hear the church bells ring

..."O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain,"

The melody echoes
Through the skies
Over land where I am free

..."For purple mountain majesty
Above the fruited plain."

Free to speak
Free to pray
Free to live my dream

"America! America!
God shed His grace on thee!"

In unison with my neighbor
Limited only by myself
The American Dream lives on

"And crown thy good
With brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!"



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Today I Pray...

...with gratitude for the men and women
who fight every day to defend our freedom

...with pride in my country,
awestruck by its beauty
humbled by the vision of its founding fathers

...with a hopeful heart that realizes
I am blessed to be an American

I am blessed to be living
the American Dream...

...with an abundant life

...not wealth or possessions
as some may envision the "Dream"
but love, generosity,
freedom, opportunity
and God

Entitled to these three things...
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

God Bless America!

3 comments:

Just a little something from Judy said...

Very well written my friend!! You said it all, and in a beautiful, calm, inspiring way. Thank you!

angiesappetite said...

Aren't we lucky to live in the US?

Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend.

Tooj said...

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! :) And that the weather was beautiful for your celebrating.

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