Savoring the Blessings of Liberty

Savoring the Blessings of Liberty


9/11/2001 - We Remember

Posted by Whitney Neal on September 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Like many, I vividly remember the morning of September 11, 2001. The uncertainty, shock, fear, anger, doubt - all of the emotions that raged through our hearts and minds. Since then, the world has changed and we have changed. Events that shape generations tend to do that - but what I remember most is how in our darkest moments - when we didn't know who, or why, we just knew that someone else needed our help - the beauty...

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Thankful Thursday: Guest Blogger - Aaron Goldenberg - Thank You to the Texas Tea Party

Posted by Whitney Neal on June 14, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Below is a guest blog by fellow patriot Aaron Goldenberg. You can find Mr. Goldenberg by visiting EyeOnFreedom.com OR following him on Twitter @EyeOnFreedom. Thank you Aaron!


As a guest blogger, I would like to take this opportunity to offer thanks to my new friends in the Texas Tea Party movement. Though I ha...

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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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Thankful Thursday: Randy Pausch and The Last Lecture

Posted by Whitney Neal on May 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Life presents us with rare opportunities in which a person, a story, has a deep impact on our lives. I am so thankful for the gift of Randy Pausch and his book The Last Lecture.

My first exposure to Randy was not long before he passed - I saw him on 20/20 and on Oprah, a vivacious man riddled with tumors and yet full of a spirit that could not be dimmed by the disease ravaging his body. His love of life, and ...

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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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