Things About America I am Thankful For

What is right about America, and what do Americans look forward to?

The stars represent our individual states, while the stripes represent our heritage from the time of the original thirteen colonies until today.
The stars represent our individual states, while the stripes represent our heritage from the time of the original thirteen colonies until today. | Source
Americans are free to worship (or not) according to the dictates of their personal beliefs.
Americans are free to worship (or not) according to the dictates of their personal beliefs. | Source
Americans believe in controlling their government that it may serve the legitimate needs of the people and their freedoms.
Americans believe in controlling their government that it may serve the legitimate needs of the people and their freedoms. | Source
Americans tend to center their lives around their families and family values.
Americans tend to center their lives around their families and family values. | Source
America is a people of many colors, beliefs, and origins working for the common good.
America is a people of many colors, beliefs, and origins working for the common good. | Source
America is a land of changing seasons and majestic beauty with national parks to rival those around the world.
America is a land of changing seasons and majestic beauty with national parks to rival those around the world. | Source
America is a land where its citizens go to bed each night dreaming of an even better tomorrow.
America is a land where its citizens go to bed each night dreaming of an even better tomorrow. | Source


>America is always changing, sometimes better, sometimes worse.

I’m thankful for the frequent times it changes for the better.

>America is so beautiful.

Its shorelines from ponds and lakes to oceans, likewise its plains, and mountains are inviting.

>America is a polyglot, a living, breathing, uniting of heritages with strength.

Is there a language you want to hear, a food you want to eat, a religion you want to study, it is here.

>America has a conscience and a soul, at once sinful and righteous, locked in an ongoing struggle.

Others might say their nation is perfect. Americans are wise enough to know we aren’t…but can be even better.

>America believes in education, competition, the merits of the underdogs, the promise of the future.

The goal Americans strive for is that there should be hope for every American that tomorrow will be better, and I am thankful for that goal.

>America believes in the protection of the innocent, the punishment of the guilty, and fairness.

America’s justice system is not perfect, but Americans want it to be, and expect justice to prevail.

>America embraces the persecuted of the world and provides them with shelter and a fresh start.

I am thankful for America’s compassion and the ideals which say “Some things just aren’t right!”

>America believes there is one set of laws, and those laws should apply to every American and visitor..

I am thankful that the scales of justice call for blind equality regardless of race, sex, religion, or national origin, and the ideal that the shoeshine boy is the equal of the richest man in the land.

>America has sons and daughters who are willing and ready to sacrifice for the safety and well-being of all.

I am thankful that no amount of hardship and danger can persuade our youth to give up on America.

>America changes leaders peacefully, periodically, and whenever leaders have selfish disregard for the law.

I am thankful that leaders have a permanent hold only on our imaginations and not on power.

>America believes in a thriving commerce domestically and internationally in goods, services, and ideas.

I am thankful that Americans have a long history of invention and creativity, of meeting challenges and seizing opportunities.

>America supports the arts and values true artists who can interpret the old and the new through art.

I am thankful that creativity is honored in America and that those honors extend to the arts., and to performers.

>America remains a land of opportunity for all, and the hope of many around the world who expect the best from America.

I am thankful that the Statue of Liberty still holds aloft a welcoming beacon, which symbolizes liberty with opportunity for all who enter America legally and with righteous intent.

>America plays a significant role among the peoples of the earth.

I am thankful that Americans are listened to around the world and that the people of the world expect America and Americans to live up to America’s heritage, ideals, and standards, while not abusing its present power.

>America is a nation of nearly 314 million people.

I am thankful to be one of them.

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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

Very optimistic view point, I'd dispute a couple of those claims, but overall I am happy with this country despite the flaws.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

For some reason, you don't reply to my comments on my hub, but I would like to say - no matter how you feel about me - I agree with you here. Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C. . . .


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I agree with you.. I am so glad I am an American.. even with all our faults we are a great country always trying to help others.. You said it all just right..

Debbie


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Deborah Brooks : Thanks Ms. Brooks. We all do well to once in awhile take a look around and be thankful for what we do have, and then resolve to work to make things even better. I enjoyed reading "Work Time" on wikipedia today, and in particular the third paragraph of the section entitled "History". If you have the chance, tell me what you think of the points there.


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purnimamoh1982 4 years ago

Rightly said by others, a very optimistic hub. Things are nicely put. voted up and followed


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Wow, this is so moving and written so well. We love are country with all our hearts, it's got a few bugs, but in America we're we have the freedom to talk about it. Thank you for an inspiring hub and for a great piece. Voted up and Yes!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

purnimamoh1982: Following you, too, and attempting your Chutney recipe.

eHealer: I have already bookmarked one of yours, too, and will get back to the rest of yours. Thanks.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I so agree. I am so proud to be an american. Thank you for being proud too...Smiling..


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I'm especially proud of our system of laws. While it still has a long way to go to perfection, it gives us a sense of stablity and order. When I was overseas and a man rushed up to give me the first news I had that Jack Kennedy had been assassinated, I felt it was important for him to know that we had already had an orderly transition, and Lyndon Johnson would carry on (which he did admirably, getting Kennedy's programs through the Congress while Kennedy had had little success in doing so himself.) The system, imperfect as it is, works.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Very nice hub...I'm proud to be an American too. Thanks for bringing this up!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just wonderful. Great tribute to America. I'm with you that's why I long to get back. Passing this on.


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RunningDeer 4 years ago from Iowa

AMERICA! Good hub.


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g-girl11 4 years ago

It is nice to hear all the positives about America ---usually the negative is highlighted! Good reminders of what makes America great.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thanks to each of you who have commented. America is always a great subject for a Hub. May its stories be endless.


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Dennis AuBuchon 4 years ago

This is such an awesome hub. I could not have said this any better. I voted up.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Dennis AuBuchon Perhaps not, if you say so. But you could say it your way, and that's what HubPages is all about. Go for it.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thanks for each of you who voted. Voting has something to do with the score by our profiles...unless I'm mistaken, and I was once several years ago.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I like to note my total of Hubs with a score of 80 or more, but I still haven't any idea why that total varies so much from one day to the next. The Hubs didn't change, but their scores mysteriously do. Here today and gone tomorrow, back again the next day or the day after.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

Perspy, when I was on vacation, my scores went up. I am telling you this because I learned that the scores go up with views. At the time I was interviewed and the person doing the interview had gathered information from my hubs, my score shot up because of "views." This lyric (and I see you have it pinned) is very good and inspirational. Your score shot up because a person who saw it shared it with friends and they in turn shared it with others; and then it stopped but for a moment after all read it. Don't be surprised if it shoots up again another day. God bless.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I will be happy, if even another person views it, and I will be very happy, if another person comments and takes their precious time to pass it along to a friend. And, if none of that happens, I will still be havppy that I wrote it and 11 people took a moment to comment, while it was read over 100 times.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Mabuhay America...it means Long Live America...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

raciniwa: And long may the two great friends, the Philippines and the USA, prosper in freedom.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

raciniwa: After a hard fought, bitter Election 2012, it is time to remind ourselves of what it was really all about, and count our blessings.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cynthtggt: Wishing you and yours, and all our fellow Hubbers a very Happy Thanksgiving Day 2012.


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cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

You too, perspy.

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