What does Freedom and Independence mean to you?
Celebrating the 4th of July is great fun. It is a joy to gather with friends and family, for wonderful food, local parades, fireworks, an occasional adult beverage, and congested traffic. With all these activities, the real reason for celebrating the 4th can get lost.
As we celebrate the date of the adoption of the Declaration on July 4th as our nation’s Independence Day, I find it refreshing to reflect upon our historical beginnings. I cherish our freedom and independence…and am forever grateful to those who serve and protect it.
So what do we do when faced with sad doses of today’s reality and challenges?
Perhaps actor, Frank Langella (who won Best Lead Actor in a Play at this year’s Tony Awards), said it best when referring to the Pulse tragedy. He said, “When something bad happens, we have three choices:
We can let it define us.
We can let it destroy us.
Or we can let it strengthen us.”
Let’s try to find strength and support each other.
And may we celebrate and enjoy our Freedom and Independence and realize just how precious they are!
Have you thought about what your freedom and independence? We have…
Be safe, and may God bless America!