So many of us never realize
How wonderfully blessed
We are to live in a land of plenty
Free to live and love
And fill our days with happiness.
Blessed to live in the land of the free
Where practicing our faith cannot be denied
Freedom of speech to express our thoughts
Blessed to bear arms
For protection against those who wish to do
Blessed to live where each is held in esteem
Able to live where ever you please
And provide a livelihood by honorable work
With no limit to your ability to achieve
The dreams you dare to dream.
Wonderful blessing of family to love
Who will love you in return
And support each other in their endeavor
Lifting them up from the valley low
And with them to the mountain top go.
Most blessed to have a loving God
To lead and direct the journey we trod
And stay ever near
Taking away each and every fear
And supply everlasting love blessing our soul.
May we ever be thankful for every blessing
Never taking for granted God's wonderful love
But realizing the wonderful way we have been
By a loving God who cares for us
And will always give the very best.
©Jane Ward Smith
November 13, 2007