Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Independence Day

I know it is a bit early, but I am kind of checked out from the electronic world and just enjoying family, the lake and the beautiful weather.

Even though we have plenty to discuss and resolve in America, today I am just thankful we live in a country where we are free to do so.  Just imagine a pretty stable democratic country with ~320 million people who for the most part maintain our domestic peace and care enough to try to help other parts of the world attain a similar miracle.  And the idea of having so much power and not being conquerors is so great and unique given the history of the world.

I realize that is hard to remember this when one focuses on how their policies are not being adopted, or how they are concerned when changes they disagree with are adopted.  However on this Independence Day I recommend spending some time remembering all the things that are great here instead of the few things that are wrong.

I think our glass is 95% full.  However it is easy to focus on that 5% that would make it "perfect" in "our" opinion.

Also, remember to give thanks for all the police, FBI, military and other personnel who are working endlessly to keep it this way.  :-)  Happy Independence Day !!!

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