Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July 2017

A birthday is a personal and special day. In part because of it's "one-a-year-ness." But also due to it's significance to our growth and individual history.

The same holds true for our country's birthday--which for me, of course, is the United States of America. Today's America's 241st birthday. A significant day based on heritage, ideals, beliefs, and pride.

I ran across this John Cena video the other day, and despite the fact that it was released last year, it seems even more relevant than ever before.
My favorite part:
"To our motto: 'e pluribus unim;' 'From many, one.' It's even in our country's name. The United States. This year, patriotism shouldn't be just about pride of country. It should be about love...love beyond age, disability, sexuality, race, religion, or any other labels. Because the second any of us judge people based on those labels, we're not really being patriotic, are we?...Remember, that to love America, is to love all Americans. Because love has no labels."
May your 4th of July be safe, wonderful, 
meaningful, fun, festive, and full of love for all.

Video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MdK8hBkR3s; image from http://www.3creekranch-jh.com/default.aspx?p=.NETEventView&ID=200474&qfilter=&type=0&ssid=&chgs=

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