It was a relaxing day, but ended up with me getting my first sunburn of the year. I'm now smearing aloe on my red arms and neck and feeling a burning pain whenever I move my arms.
Then I started thinking. If it weren't for the soldiers who have defended our country my complaints today could be a whole lot worse than a sunburn gained by spending a relaxing day in my yard. I live in a wonderful country, I enjoy the freedom to worship how I feel best, I have no restrictions placed on my family (beyond reasonable laws for safety), and I enjoy so many other freedoms that I don't even think about on a regular basis.
We owe a huge debt to those who have given their lives for our country, and also all those who have served and continue to serve to help give us the freedoms that we enjoy!