Count Your Blessings

I was reading Tasha’s blog tonight and I agree so wholeheartedly that I have to repost it. Enjoy!

why are american’s so unhappy?

Posted in great quotes with tags , , on Monday, October 6, 2008 by Tasha

Something to think about that might change your prospective…

No  matter what your political convictions are this is an eye opener. What a  thankless people we are!!!

Jay Leno wrote this; it’s the Jay Leno we  don’t often see….

As most of you know I am not a President Bush fan,  nor have I ever been, but this is not about Bush, it is about us, as  Americans, and it seems to hit the mark ‘The other day I was reading  Newsweek magazine
and came across some Poll data I found rather hard to  believe. It must be true given the source, right?

The Newsweek  poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction  the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the  performance of the President. In essence
2/3 of the citizenry just ain’t  happy and want a change. So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started  thinking, ‘What are we so unhappy about?”
A.. Is it that we have  elect ricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?

B.. Is  our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and  heating in the winter?

C.. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy  folks have a job?

D.. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a  grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has  seen in the last year?

E.. Maybe it is the ability to drive  our cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without  having to present identification papers as we move through each state?

F.. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would  find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

G.. I guess  having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world  is just not good enough either.

H. Or could it be that when we  wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all  a nd even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

I.. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.

J.. You may be upset with knowing that in the  unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in  moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames, thus saving  you, your family, and your belongings.

K.. Or if, while at  home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler  intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come  to defend you and your family against attack or loss.

L.. This  all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and  pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own cell  phones and computers.

M.. How about the complete religious, social  and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the  world?

Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats  the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a  great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most  blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we  don’t have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the  good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the  president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same  president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The p  resident that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession?

Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volu nteer army that
is out there defending you and me?

Did you hear how bad  the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so  much, make you so unhappy you couldn’t take a look around for yourself  and see all the good things and be glad?

Think about it……are you  upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is  it because the ‘Media’ told you he was failing to kiss your sorry  ungrateful behind every day. Make no mistake
about it.

The  troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many  cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this  country. They didn’t have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up  with either a ”general” discharge, an ‘other than honorable” discharge  or, worst case scenario, a ”dishonorable” discharge after a few days in  the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans?

Say what you want but I blame it on the  media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody  will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids  selling lemonade at
the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are  for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try  to defend their actions by ‘justifying’ them in one way or another.

Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about ho w he didn’t kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way……Insane!

Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and  use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being  grateful for all we have as country. There is exponentially more good than  bad. We are among the
most blessed people on Earth and should thank God  several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciati ve.’ ‘With  hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe  thunderstorms tearing

up the country from one end to another, and with  the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, ‘Are we sure this is a good  time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?’

Jay Leno”

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~ by Rose on 9 October 2008.

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