blessed - highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
If you went to bed last night without concern or fear that your sleep would be disturbed by bomb blasts or foreign invaders, you are blessed.
If you woke this morning with the security and peace of knowing that you can travel about the country if you choose, or sit at home if you choose, or work hard if you choose...you are blessed.
If you have clean water to drink and there is no sewage in the street in front of your house, you are blessed.
If you are enraged by something you read in your local paper and you know you have the right to write a letter to the editor, stating your opinion and beliefs, and you write that letter without fear of harm or persecution, you are blessed.
If you voted, or even had the opportunity to vote in the last election, you are blessed.
I could go on and on...and if you live in The United States Of America, YOU ARE BLESSED!
May we never take that blessing for granted. May we never forget that with our freedoms come responsibilities. May we always acknowledge the fact that the God of the universe bestows these blessings upon us. And may we never, ever, forget the men and women who have sacrificed so much, who have been the tools in God's hands, that have made such wonderful blessings a reality.
Thank you, men and women, husbands and wives, children, parents...for your sacrifices. May God bless you, and may we all live so that we might, in clear conscious pray, God, bless America.