Days like today (Remembrance Day), I reflect and consider where my freedom really has come from. I like to say that I create my own freedom and part of that is true...however, I wouldn't be able to create my own freedom today, if it wasn't for the men and women who had the courage (even when they were so fearful), to stand up and fight for us all.
Today I am free to choose, because of your bravery.
Today I am free to raise my family, because of your courage.
Today I am free to decide where I work and I love working from home, Thank you!
Today I am free to live where I want to live, because of your commitment to our country.
Today I am free to enjoy living a safe and happy life, because of your dedication.
Today I am free to travel whenever and (almost) wherever I choose, because of your service.
Today I am free to vote, because of your love.
Today I am free to raise children to be conscious leaders in this world, because of your devotion.
Today I am free to be a business woman, because of your sacrifice.
Today I am free to create how I live each day, because of your determination.
Today I am free to stand up and be myself, because of your honour.
Today I am grateful, because of your willingness to fight for us.
To all the men and woman who have sacrificed time, love and life, I thank you - because without you, I would not be free to create a life by my design! Let us all remember why we have freedom today and let us all take time to give thanks.
Let us also remember that when we blame, complain and judge...we are disrespecting those who have done so much for us to LIVE our lives with choices. We all have a choice today...are we aware of those choices we are making? Each day we wake up, we CAN make a decision to change our choices if they are not serving us. Freedom is because of the brave men and women who served and who still serve our country...now it is our responsibility to stop taking it for granted. Life is meant to be lived and cherished - don't waste it!