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Much to be Thankful for

This morning’s long run helped me do two things:

  1. Feel no guilt for turning on the feed bag this afternoon.
  2. Think about everything I am thankful for.

I could list them all, but I will only put up what I feel are the most important.

First of all, the people I love and those who love me.  I am blessed to have a great family.

I am thankful to be American, to be free.  For one who has traveled extensively abroad and has seen what life can be like without freedom, I could see living no other way.  It reminds me of a saying I’ve once heard: To be born free is an accident.  To live free is a privilege.  To die free, an obligation.

I am thankful to be healthy.  To be able to walk, run, and swim, to be able to play with my daughter is something I do not take for granted.

I am thankful for having a purpose.  I have been very fortunate to work for inspiring leaders and with sharp, energetic Soldiers and civilians.

As you sit down for the big meal today, please keep our service members who are apart from their loved ones in your prayers.

Thank you.

P.S. God bless to my 173rd brethren, heading to Afghanistan now.