I sit here in my little house, comfy and cozy. After an early meeting and running a couple of errands, I was able to return home to enjoy the holiday and work on my NaNoWriMo. I am able to do this because of my friends who have served our country. I am able to do this because of people I don’t even know. All their past and current service in the military ensures my freedom. Even though I am a writer, I find there are not enough words to express my gratitude. I must simply settle for thank you. I don’t know if it’s enough to hear from a common citizen who wakes up each morning able to breathe free, speak free and live free, but I extend it to each and very one of you.