The reality is I don't know many people in the military, and for me it's just one more area that is removed from my life. An area I don't think about because it doesn't connect with my day to day living. Like food. I don't live on a farm, butcher animals or anything like that so I don't think about the process, the care and the effort it takes to give me chicken for dinner. Since I don't think about it, I don't care.
I don't care about veterans. I don't really care about all the neighbors around me, because I don't know them. They don't impact me. God wants me to love my neighbors. He wants me to care. So this year, at the prompting of my 3 year old daughter. I'm being thankful for their sacrifice. I'm thinking about what people give up so that I can live the life I have. I'm thankful that people would be willing to give everything, for me. And I'm reminded once again of the ONE who intentionally gave it all, for me.