I usually use this space to list the number of pages I’ve written in my journal this week, to discuss any purchases I may have made, and to reflect on topics covered in my writing. But today I want to share a video by Joe Paterson that inspired me to pause, reflect on the freedoms I enjoy, and write a short prayer of thanks in my journal, for all those men and women who fought, and continue to fight, for freedom so I don’t have to.

Thank you.