The start of a country…

The sun sets on another day…

Twelve score and 1 year ago. Wow. A long time. A group of men came together to make something greater than what they had before. They were not perfect, and they did not always agree. Sometimes they heavily disagreed, but they listened to each other. The listened and watched the sun rise, and the sun set and knew there had to be more than what they had left behind.

It is funny how Benjamin Franklin, one of our founders,  is quoted consistently today and many people do not know it was him. For example “ not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of..” is still timeless in its message. “time is what life is made of” is something we should all consider very closely as time is a finite resource we never seem to have enough of no matter if it is daily, hourly, weekly or whatever. Each day passes into the next, and before you know it, a country has grown a thousand fold. For us, a family grows so fast it is hard to keep up and we often watch life pass us by so quickly we wonder how we missed things.

I digress. (or do I?)

As our forefathers went through their lives they built a foundation that was solid for us to all believe in, with a simple core value, that all men are created equal. I will not get political, nor debate, nor even go too far to explain, but each day I thank all that is for the country I live in. I have seen many others, and known things that are less than pleasant, and realized that in truth, there is no place like home.

So as the sun sets on this July fourth, and we celebrate our independence once more (and scare poor dogs everywhere 🙁 ) take just one moment and consider all the things that we have in the United States if you are here. Consider how much we have to be thankful for, and have an amazing fourth. Tomorrow may be another workday, but today is timeless and I was glad to celebrate it.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it….


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