This morning I was thinking of all the reasons why I love this great country we live in.
I can vote.
I can drive.
I can go to school and study to be whatever I want to be.
So can my children.
I can turn on a faucet and have clean water to drink.
Seriously, indoor plumbing!
I can wear whatever clothes I want to wear.
Eat whatever food I choose to eat.
I get to pay taxes.
These taxes help pay for a fantastic library in my town.
And schools for my children to learn and grow.
These taxes also pay for the construction of roads.
I am so so thankful for road construction.
I lived for a short time in a third world country where road construction was lacking.
There were sometimes pot holes as big as large tires.
So now, when I see roads being built and expanded and improved,
I try to remind myself that the alternative
(not fixing the road)
is actually much more challenging than the inconvenience of construction.
Road construction is a gift, my friend!
Last week, I took a long drive with my husband up in the beautiful mountains of Montana and Wyoming.
I actually saw purple mountains' majesty.
I love this land.
God Bless America.