This Independence Day finds us coming out from under the Pandemic where many lost their lives and those that have survived are changed forever.  There is much divisiveness within our nation separating us from what this country was founded on.

This Independence Day I hope we will take the time out from the fun in the pool, fireworks and BBQ to celebrate the true meaning of the 4th of July.  Reach out to those of differing opinions, political affiliations, lifestyles, and walks of life and celebrate the uniqueness that is America.  Put away the malice and the need to judge and condemn those that are different.  Patriotism is not a race or political party, it is a value.  Let us live by the code of ethics set before us in the Constitution and the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

On this day, let us make a conscious decision to come together in the spirit of freedom – freedom to live beside one another in peace, acceptance and love; not just for the 4th of July but beyond.  You will be making America the nation it was set out to be.

Take the lead from those that have come before us.  Here are some quotes you might enjoy.

  • “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “America is a tune.  It must be sung together.” – Gerald Stanley Lee
  • “We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. – Robert J. McCracken
  • “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” – John Dickinson
  • “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

Wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.

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Blessings for Health & Wellness.