Happy Birthday, America!

Happy 4th of July to all of you Americans out there! Today is definitely a great day for our country and one that should be celebrated to the fullest. So in the spirit of celebration, I am going to keep this blog post very short so that you can get back to your festivities.

Just food for thought…

The Fourth of July represents our nation’s Independence among many other things. One of those things that I want to touch today on is freedom. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve recognized more flaws in America’s government. This is not to say these flaws weren’t there before, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to question things simply because that is how we all learn, grow, and develop our own opinions.

I know everyone has an opinion about the current state of our government, among other things happening in America. I do too! But before you or anyone else decides not to wholeheartedly celebrate being apart of such a wonderful country, I just want to remind you that having an opinion, and being able to openly vocalize concerns about our government is a privilege. Here in America, it is our right, but in many places around the world, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

I know America has a lot to fix. Many people who need to gain the equality that our Constitution speaks of (as a minority in more than one way, I am one of those people). But don’t think for one second you are not blessed to be a citizen of the USA, because, everyday people fight to get to America to make a better future for themselves and their families. Though sometimes, this land of opportunity only seems to be opportune for some and not as opportune for others, you could always be living in another country where opportunity isn’t even something to be discussed.

So with that said, I hope you have a great 4th! BBQ, wear red, white, and blue, go to the pool or lake, and light a few sparklers. But most importantly, remember how blessed you are to be in a country that, while it has a long way to go, is farther ahead than most.

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