what is currently stuck in my head.

It seems like every time I turned on the radio this week, I caught the chorus of this song, by Rodney Atkins:

"It’s a high school prom
It’s a Springsteen’s song
It’s a ride in a Chevrolet
It’s a man on the moon
And fireflies in June
Kids selling lemonade
It’s cities and farms
It’s open arms
One nation under God

It’s America"

It gives me chills.
This simple representation of everyday america, aside from the undeniable big problems we face as a nation, gives me hope for the future.
Country music always seems very patriotic and down-to-earth, to me. I think that's a big part of why I like it. It can be so honest and heartfelt.
and I wholeheartedly agree with this line from the same song:

"No we don’t always get it all right
But there’s no place else I’d rather build my life"

I feel so blessed and proud to live in this country. And no one can take that away.
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Katya said...

awesome post laura. i've been thinking something along the same lines as i've driven from one side of the country to the other. what a gorgeous place this is! how blessed we are to live here! :)

Jayne said...

i completely agree with you. we have our short-comings, yes, but when it comes right down to it, there was a reason why my family immigrated years ago, and i wouldn't want to live anywhere else. :-)

Josh said...

Laura!! This is my first time commenting on your blog!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYY!!!!!! I decided that I must be mental not to read yours and after reading this one.... I realized I was right. Figures. WE TRULY ARE BLESSED!! Ain't it the gee golly gee gosh darn truth!? ;)

Meg Fee said...

reincarnation is going on the list of books to read right now! thank you