I just found out that yesterday was “Tax Freedom Day”. Here’s what www.taxfoundation.org has to say about it.
“Tax Freedom Day will arrive on April 9 this year, the 99th day of 2010, according to our annual calculation using the latest government data on income and taxes. Americans will work well over three months of the year—from January 1 to April 9—before they have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels.”
My Mom was a published poet. She had a book of her life’s poetry published when she was 93 years old. Even though she had only an 8th grade education, in her poetry she expressed the tremendous insight she had on many topics. After she passed away, I found this unpublished – and probably unknown to anyone else – poem among her papers.
She wrote of her plans to count her blessings until the REAL “Tax Freedom Day”, that day when she would take her final breath. Anyone who knew Mom can testify that she did just that: She often counted her blessings, and expressed her thankfulness to God for His goodness! Let’s follow her example and praise God for all His blessings until our real “Tax Freedom Day”, too!!
“Praise the Lord, O my soul! While I live I will praise the Lord…” Psalm 146:1,2