It came to me that I have never, ever thanked the Lord my God for blessing me with the gift of being born here in America. Our land might not be perfect, but I am so glad I am here and nowhere else in the world.
My paternal grandparents were born overseas, and my maternal great-grandparents were, as well. So I am not very far removed from the terrible ordeals they chose to leave behind when they made their way to this blessed land.
This will be brief and very heartfelt.
Father in heaven, your child (me) thanks you with all her heart and soul for allowing her to be born here. Please watch over all those in other lands who are facing dangers we cannot even imagine. Thank you, thank you, thank you!