I am thankful for the country I live in. I don't believe America is perfect, but I believe it is amazing.
I am thankful for my family members living, and dead who gave to help keep us free. I am thankful for the brave men, and women so long ago, who knew we needed independence from the British, and fought to make that happen. Work, blood, sweat, and tears are what were sacrificed so that we would not be cruelly taxed, and unfairly monitored by a unjust governing power.
I am thankful that I live in the U.S.A.
Do you sit in your larger than average house, in your name brand T-shirt, crapping on a shiny white toilet, sipping a cold drink, while surfing the web? Do you have a car to drive to your local coffee shop so you can drink your favorite, flavored,whipped,latteed, coffee drink? Do you have the freedom to travel in expensive jet airplanes, to exotic places, then come back to your sweet smelling town, and sleep in your cozy comfortable bed again?Do you have the luxury to worship how you want to worship? Can you stand up and protest something without fear of death? Do you shop at giant super stores to buy your soft absorbent toilet paper, expensive iphones, ipods, bottles of ultra purified crystal clear water,and choose from 30 kinds of deodorant? Can you get married, and be blessed to have 4 children instead of just one with out fear that you will be forced to have an abortion? Can you read the Bible on a park bench without fear? How many Bibles do you own? Three? Or do you only own a shred of a Bible that you read over and over again because that is all you have?
If you think there is something wrong with America, then stand up(or kneel down), and do something about it, don't tear it down, and the people who serve this country with their lives. The very fact that you can complain without fear is reason to be thankful. I thank God for my country, and the millions who have been blessed because of it.
2 Chronicles 7:14
"if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."