Nov 122018

Thank a veteran. It’s that simple. Because every man and woman who ever stepped up and raise their right hand and took the oath and put on a uniform to serve this country has earned our support, our respect, and our undying gratitude.

In a time when the country is divided in so many ways along racial, economic, and political lines, No matter where you stand on the issues, one thing remains the same. None of us would have the freedom to express ourselves on those or any other topics if it wasn’t for our veterans and active duty military personnel worldwide.

In a few days we’re all going to sit down to a big Thanksgiving dinner, surrounded by friends and loved ones. When you say your blessing that day, I want you to take a moment to remember that there are many service members away from home and their loved ones. They may have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in a mess hall or they might have chow flown into wherever they are out in the field. I’ve had those dinners myself, in the mess halls and in the field. Trust me, every one of them would rather be home with their families. But instead, they’re out there protecting all of us.

And at the same time, remember that they are not the only ones who put service before self on every holiday. Police officers, the fire service, first responders, doctors and nurses, and yes, even waitresses are away from their family to make life just a little bit better for everybody else.

After reading yesterday’s blog in which I said we were going to be taking a couple of trips out of town, several people emailed me or sent messages inviting us to their homes in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and even here in Florida for a few days. While we appreciate your generosity, the reason our accountant wants us to take a couple of trips and gather some stories is so we will have some much-needed business deductions come tax time. I’ve always heard that you have to spend money to make money, but apparently you also have to spend money to keep money.

We’re still not sure when we are going, or where. Sometimes we like to fly by the seat of our pants. We have had some of our best adventures doing that.

Congratulations Carol Haggard, winner of our drawing for an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. We had 110 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

And in closing, here’s a chuckle to start your day, from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Accidentally liking someone’s post while snooping through their online profile is the digital equivalent of stepping on a twig while sneaking through the forest.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “If You Love Your Freedom…”

  1. The tax system is a funny thing..

  2. I had a friend in Hawaii that won $25,000 in Vegas, when he talked to his tax man he was told he needed to go back to Vegas, lose some money and get records of it.

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