Savoring the Blessings of Liberty

Savoring the Blessings of Liberty


Happy Veterans Day!

Posted by Whitney Neal on November 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -- Mark Twain


Thank you to all who serve or have served - may you always feel our deepest gratitude and respect. Blessed to come from a family of those...

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Memorial Day 2014

Posted by Whitney Neal on May 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It is with deepest gratitude that we stop today to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country and the duty they were called to fulfill. As we honor the Fallen, may we also honor those who loved them. For every lost hero is someone who weeps. They were a father, mother, sister, brother, daughter, son, cousin, best friend, trusted confidante, partner in battle, childhoo...

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Memorial Day Gratitude: The American Military and all who have Paid the Ultimate Price

Posted by Whitney Neal on May 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (1)

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." -Cynthia Ozick


How do you express your gratitude? Is it with a note? A hug? Uttering the words "thank you" with a smile? Are we fully able, as a society, to express gratitude in the sincerest of ways? I often wonder if the people I am most thankful for truly understand the level of gratitu...

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The Wounded Warrior Project: A Story of Hope

Posted by Whitney Neal on May 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

For today's post, short and sweet, I ask you to visit the Wounded Warrior Project .... listen to their stories ... and join me in donating. The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is:

  • To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet ...
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Thankful Thursday: Thankful to BE Thankful - Gratitude is a Gift

Posted by Whitney Neal on March 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (1)

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus

Why did I select Thankful Thursday as a weekly topic for my blog? Gratitude is a gift.

My parents did an amazing job providing me with a childhood that allowed me to enjoy life but also be extremely grateful for the little things. We didn't have a lot growing up - my father was in the Air Force and we had enough to live happily as ...

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