Happy Birthday America! You’re officially 243 years old! There have been bumps and bruises but you’re still here!
I feel so incredibly blessed to live in this magnificent country. I’ve been able to travel all around the United States and have seen many wondrous things from the Grand Canyon, the plains of the Midwest, the beautiful Smoky Mountains, the tropics of the Florida Keys and so many awesome places in between.
Though our country is very divided now, living here is still a gift. I see other countries where men and women are oppressed. Where getting clean water is a desperate wish. People wondering where their next meal is coming from. Healthcare that is almost non-existent and so much more. Though we have these same issues in the United States, they’re not on the scale of other places around the world. I’m thankful that we have organizations here that help these people – here at home and abroad. Yes, I believe we are blessed to live in this wonderful nation.
I hope that you take the time this holiday to see the positive things going on around you. No, we don’t all agree on certain issues. No, we don’t all believe the same. No, we’re not all of the same working class. No, we don’t all have the same educational status. We are all so different but I believe that is what makes this country strong! Now if we can bring some type of harmony into our lives where we can live together even if we disagree, we can show love and kindness to our fellow citizens.
So Happy Birthday America! Happy 4thOf July!