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Fabulous Fourth!

Yesterday was the 4th of July, otherwise known as Independence Day. It's one of my favorite days of the year, and for me, almost as sacred as Easter and Christmas. I believe that America is a blessed place. I love hearing stories of the American Revolution, and George Washington and John and Abigail Adams are definitely heros of mine. I usually spend at least part of the day watching something patriotic, ranging from PBS and History Channel documentaries to the "John Adams" mini-series, to the musical "1776".

So yesterday was a good day for me. I didn't do a whole lot - a bit of shopping at REI (a fave store), watching the Dodgers play the Padres (and getting grouchy when they lost), and watching several hours worth of "The Revolution" on the History Channel. Later in the day, I went down to Draper and spent some time with my brother's family. I watched the kids do fireworks and sparklers, then after they went to bed, sat out on the back patio with my brother and sister-in-law and watched the fireworks. From that vantage point, we were able to see a panorama of fireworks displays from all over the valley. It was very cool.

I'm so grateful to live in this country, despite it's faults. I watch the news, and I keep up-to-date with what's going on in the world, and I know how fortunate I am. Here I can worship freely, I can vote, I've been able to receive an education, I can wear what I want, and I'm free to come and go as I please. I can speak my mind and I don't have to live in fear. Believe me, I'll take this over the Taliban any day.


!nge said…
Amen to that!

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