We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick
First thing this morning I was in a pissy mood. There’s the rain, torrents of it. Then along with that comes a really bad hair day. Then there was Lily the Labradoodle tracking mud and water all over the house, and looking much more thrilled about it than she should, if you ask me. And as always the ringing phone, a mountain of laundry and the writing.
If I were to show you a picture of how I felt, I might have shown you the one above. In my tortured state of suburban angst, I would be hopelessly locked on this side of life; the side that is a little grey and boring. I would be annoyed and more than a little covetous, all because of what I only thought I could see through the slats.
Then I remembered today, November 11 is Veterans Day.
To the over 20 million living US veterans, I sincerely thank you for giving us the privilege of living in a country where we are often allowed to forget that freedom isn’t free.