The 4th of July in America

ImageI find it refreshing that we do not celebrate our Independence Day with a show of guns & aggression in America.

We do not form parades that culminate at the center of a city for a brash display of military might to proclaim the power of a specific leader. 

I was in Nicaragua a few years back and saw a caravan of buses heading to Managua to celebrate their version of Independence Day.  The tone was aggressive & smelled a lot like a political rally.  That’s how most countries actually celebrate themselves if they celebrate at all.  There’s something different about America.

-The 4th of July is about picnics and poolsides.  While young children toss a baseball in the backyard their parents laugh & recant those old, familiar stories they shared last year.

-It is about crowded beaches and the tell-tale hue of too-pink skin as the sun descends into the horizon and the kids lay open-mouthed asleep in the back seat after a very long day.

-July 4th is about a day of rest, family & aversion to the responsibilities of our day-to-day.

 

Independence day in America does not serve as a militaristic reminder of power & authority but, rather, it bears the real fruit of authentic Freedom…

Joy!

 

 

 

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I'm just a family guy with an amazing wife & 6 kids. I love to observe, think & ask questions. I love writing, enjoy the process, crave the finished product but ALWAYS put it off. My wife & I work our business full-time with one another from home and help people experience physical & financial transformations. This Blog is designed to help me sort through life. I hope it's helpful to you, as well.

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