Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Time To Thank Our Veterans

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. "


If I can express what this blog is about in a few words, I would say that it is about well being, and that by developing well being in body and mind we free ourselves to pursue happiness.  I would like to thank and honor our Veterans for their courage and dedication, and for their eagerness to use their gifts, talents, and abilities in the service of their country.  I am very aware that it is their willingness to protect the constitution of the United States of America that gives me the liberty to fulfill my dreams.  We all have different aspirations, and I am humbled when I think of the ideals that our Veterans aspire to, especially when compared to my quest to lose the last ten pounds!  It will have to be enough today for me to be grateful, as I enjoy this holiday with my family,  that we live under the peace of their protection.