I don’t know for certain, of course, but my guess is that there are many of you who feel as helpless as I do when it comes to serving those who serve us.  I’m talking about our soldiers here, folks.  How I wish I could personally meet every one and say thank you, thank you, thank you!  Do you realize that we actually live in the most wonderful  country in the world?  Our country is only as strong as her people – and, that, we are – very, very stong.  Strong enough to give birth to a new country in a foreign land, separate from her forefathers, independent, expounding upon individual rights and freedoms – hard-won, by the way –  and aimed toward growth and prosperity.  But we are weak as well, which is, perhaps, not such a popular image.  Our weaknesses are arrogance, greed, and worst of all, we have exercised our religious rights so well that we are largely indifferent to what we relate to as being tolerant.  In way too many cases we have escorted God out of our country (read government) and replaced the concept of Him with satisfying our own desires for modern-day comforts, instant gratification, and  subscribing to what is currently socially or politically correct.

Sounds awful, doesn’t it?  Maybe it’s not that bad.  After all, there  is merit in being crowned the greatest country in the world.  Again, I refer to we the people.  These United States of America have shouldered the responsiblity of caring for the world, of righting wrongs and  injustice.  As a country, we have broad shoulders and beneath them stands a proud people of action; those men and women who have chosen to serve for more reasons than a paycheck.  They serve for the betterment of mankind.  They are the heart, if not the soul, of the United States of America.

If you love your country and wish to do something to show support for our soldiers, go to http://www.projectpackages.org/

Project Packages has opened an auction to raise money for putting together packages bringing a taste of home to our men and women overseas.  You can access this auction at this address: https://www.facebook.com/mynanaspocket#!/ProjectPackages?sk=info   The auction is open October 13 -20.  I have participated before and let me tell ya, it’s awesome.   All of the items in the auction are donated by people who care.   It is a worthy cause.  It will warm your heart.

Blessings to you.

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