Today the citizens of U.S.A. celebrate their country’s independence day.
I am proud to be an American. I’m proud of my fellow Americans, even if I disagree with some of them on various issues and actions.
One of the things that I hold dear is that we can agree to disagree (for the most part) in a democratic government, even with all the problems currently being faced, when adversity strikes, we band together, unified, to make the positive difference.
Today in Richland, Washington, my home, there may not be many fireworks. With unusually ongoing hot weather (100°-110°F) and the outbreak of fires nearby, it is not safe.
So today is a quieter day of celebration and introspection. It has become a good day to reflect on the direction
our country is headed and how …We The People … can help make a positive difference for the good of ALL Americans.
Freedom is a two sided coin, the other side of freedom is accepting responsibility, by making tough choices that insures our right to remain independent. This includes voting, so our free voices get heard and count.
I have faith in us … we Americans. I believe in the awesome diversity of our great country and our people and in our ability to make a positive difference going forward.
“…one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!”
Happy 4th of July! 🎉🎆☺
12 thoughts on “Fourth of July, Celebrating with Introspection”
Happy 4th July! 🙂
Thanks Ute. It was a relatively quiet & peaceful one, which I actually enjoyed! 🙂
And one of the most cherished freedoms, of course, is freedom of speech! We bloggers and writers love that more than most anything. Thanks, Penny! Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans, and may the oppressed across the globe ultimately experience the same freedoms we often take for granted!
Thank you Alejandro, your words are well spoken or should I say written. We take waayy to much for granted here. A belated Happy Independence Day to you also, my very dear friend from Texas!
Happy 4th of July, my dear Penny! 🙂 xxxxxxx
Thank you Marina. Are you doing okay? I am very proud of the Independent actions of your country! Sometimes its hard to know what the right thing to do is, but as always I’m on the side of greater freedom and fairness for individuals – all of us, everywhere! Do hope all is well, my so very dear friend across the seas! Sending much support and of course many hugs xxxxxxx♡xxxxxxx
Your hugs and support mean a great deal -as you already know, my kind sweet friend. I also hope for a good outcome of the negotiations [not that I keep my hopes too high though]. At least these are good times for reconsidering our values…. you know, the lost ones! 😉 Happy July, Monday and new week, my dear Penny! hugs – love and xxxxxxxx
Very meaningful post with points we should all stop to think about. Thank you.
Thank you, very much for your words of support. I do appreciate them.
So welcome, Penny. Happy Week!
Beautiful words. I wholeheartedly agree.
Thank you, Sumyanna. I’m so happy to hear you also do, my friend. :))