November is the time to count our many blessings – name them one by one.

I want to look at each day and name at least one blessing from that day. Something that happened or affected me on that day and not just in general. It can be so easy to igore those little blessings in our day, but sometimes it is the little blessings that can make the biggest impact.

November 11 – Thankful for those who have fought for our freedoms and rights.
Today, on Veteran’s Day, I am thankful for so many family members and friends who have served for the armed forces and have fought to protect our freedoms.  Our school gives on OUTSTANDING Veteran’s Day program with students K-12 involved.  All of the community is invited and is quite something to experience.  My folks were able to come this year and I was so proud as my dad stood while all those who served in the Army were recognized during their Army Song.  My dad served during the Korean War.  He gets frustrated sometimes when so much focus is given to vets from WWII and Vietnam.  The Korean War tends to be the forgotten war, but my dad’s and other vets’ service was just as important to our country as any other war.  My dad doesn’t like to talk about that time in his life much, but when he does I make sure I drop everything and listen. 

Thanks to our FCCLA chapter, to the Choir, and to the Band for putting on another wonderful program today.  If you have never attended a Veteran’s Day program/event, I ask you to put it on your list for next year.  I guarantee there will be one held in your community or very close by.  You will leave moved and with a deeper appreciation for our country.

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