Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
My God! How little do my countrymen know
what precious blessings they are in possession of,
and which no other people on earth enjoy!
As Independence Day for the U.S. approached, I couldn't help but think about what a "young" nation ours is. On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and became a democracy.
As a stand-alone nation we're only 232 years old! And yet we're a nation where people are willing to risk their lives for the chance of coming to our land. We're a nation where young men and women volunteer to give their lives to save and preserve what we have. Our troops aren't forced to fight for our nation. We don't have a forced draft anymore, so these people willingly enlist in our armed services, knowing that they could be called to war at any time.
So I want to post a few quotes in this section in honor of the birthday of the United States of America.
"The United States is the only country with a known birthday."
James G. Blaine
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." William J. Clinton
"This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope.
So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing,
and we are strong enough to keep the faith."
Lyndon B. Johnson
"America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact―
the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
And let's end with the other "real" meaning of the 4th of July:
"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4,
not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers
who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle,
but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees,
the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.
You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
A Word From Pat
It's July! Is this possible?
June has been an
extremely exciting month for me. My first nonfiction book is in print!
10 Steps To Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) is
alive and active. I've already had some wonderful feedback about it.
from Pearlsong Press:
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usual, the authors say if it exercise won't make children (translate as
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New from Pearlsong PressPat's
latest (and first nonfiction) book, 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No
Matter What Size You Are).
Hear―and see―Pat on the air at Radio Free Nashville! Listen to or download the mp3 recording of Pat's June 23, 2008 guest appearance on the Health At Every Size show with Dr. Peggy Elam on WRFN Radio Free Nashville by going to http://www.healthateverysize.info/2008/06/june-23-2008-he.html.
Pat regularly guests on Radio Free Nashville's Health At Every Size show, which airs every Monday morning. She's usually in the studio on the fourth Monday of the month. The show is streamed live over the Internet 10-11 a.m. CST Mondays. You can also now subscribe to the podcast of the show (automatically receive the mp3 recordings of the weekly shows on your computer, iPod or mp3 player) via iTunes. Click on the "subscribe in a reader" button/link in the upper lefthand column, and select "Add to iTunes" or the podcatcher of your choice.
Listen to the live
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http://www.radiofreenashville.org/. You can also listen to
the live broadcasts through your telephone via UPSNAP.COM. It's free for
wireless internet enabled phones, but there's a small monthly charge for
other phones. See the
Health At Every Size show website or the
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for details. Davidson County, Tennessee residents can also hear the show
live through the Secondary Audio Programming of Comcast cable's Channel
You can still hear the taped radio shows from Size Matters with Veronica, WCRS Radio, on Pat's website.
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