Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Every Day Is a Gift

Upbeat. I’m thrilled that Tammy Duckworth is one of my senators, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading her memoir titled, Every Day Is a Gift. Partisans should note that politics are only slightly present in this book. What all readers get to savor is a life well-lived and told with candor and grace in a voice that’s totally down to earth. The whole narrative is upbeat and involves doing whatever it takes to meet a goal. She tells of her early life spent helping her family survive poverty and make their way in the world. We hear of her patriotism in joining the military and becoming an officer and helicopter pilot. We learn about the rocket propelled grenade that hit her helicopter, caused her to lose her legs, and of the heroic efforts of those who saved her life. We learn of her becoming a mother later in life, and about the path by which she entered politics. This is the inspiring story of a patriot who loves her country, has served it with honor, and now works every day to help all citizens. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Every Day Is a Gift from amazon.com.

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