My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson
Countrymouse's birthday is on the eve of Independence Day, so it's always a festive time around our house. (I mean, really... how many people get to celebrate their birthday with fireworks??) Yet, even in party-mode, we never forget the reason we celebrate (the holiday part not the birthday part.)
So in honor of Independence Day and as a little tribute to Countrymouse, who loves Zac Brown, I thought I'd share this song. You might wonder what a song called "Chicken Fried" has anything to do with the holiday. The song is about being thankful but in particular it's this verse...
I thank God for my life And for the Stars and Stripes May freedom forever fly Let it ring
Salute the ones who died The ones that give their lives So we don't have to sacrifice All the things we love
So Happy Birthday USA and Happy Birthday Countrymouse. I'm thankful for both of you.