Thankful That I Can Call Myself an American

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

There is no accounting for where one has been born.  It is another of the mysteries of life. As humans, we all strive. or attempt to, make the most of where we live to survive. There are very few places in the world, however, where one has unlimited opportunities available to them as we do here in the United States.

Thankful That I Can Call Myself an AmericanSo many people in the world will live a life and not know even the minutest bit of freedom that we can so often take for granted.

I am so grateful for the good fortune that I was born in America. I have family members from around the world that would give anything to have the ability to call the US home. Whether it be from the harshness of the land where they live, to the lack of consistent utilities, or just the ability to talk in the middle of a sidewalk and voice displeasure of the government, which so many did on the Wednesday following our recent elections.

Ours is a country that offers much in the way of diversity. It can be in the climates, the topography, the vastness of the countryside.  It is a country where people dream of the opportunity to live here and many attempt to get here however they can just to be able to make a few dollars to send back home.  While hunger is an issue some face here in our country, it is not a persistent problem as there is always someone willing to 'spare a dime'. 

When duty calls to protect freedom, members of our family responded whether it was World Way 2 or in my case that conflict in Asia.

I am proud to be an American and am so appreciative that I live here.


This is a post for the Thanksgiving 2016 Challenge


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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good Morning Ed - great post.  America is a place where we can be what we want to be.

Nov 23, 2016 07:00 AM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I agree.....wonderful Post Ed...many folks complain here and really shouldnt!

Nov 23, 2016 07:29 AM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

What an awesome post and words of wisdom to share Ed! Many take this great country for granted, I pray for them..many don't want to acknowledge the sacrifices that were made for our freedom, I pray for them. Many will give anything to live in the United States of America, I pray for them.

Nov 23, 2016 08:00 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Ed we are both blessed to be Americans.  I was born in the Azores, Portugal, but I am an American Citizen.  I am thankful my parents had to foresight to come to this country and give me the unlimited opportunity to succeed.

Nov 23, 2016 03:51 PM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Ed Silva ,

I echo your sentiments. I'm blessed to be an American!!

Nov 23, 2016 04:23 PM #5
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Amen, Ed. I completely agree with you on this one. I remember when I was younger and learing of different cultures. It was then I first realized how lucky I was to be born in the United States. 

Nov 23, 2016 06:54 PM #6
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Ed, all I can say is here, here and I am with you all the way...we have the opportunity for a good health care system (even with all its bugs) and freedom so many desire.

Nov 24, 2016 05:48 AM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is something we should never take for granted and guard and protect our freedoms. Thanks you for sharing.

Nov 24, 2016 03:56 PM #8
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