Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!!!

Happy Independence Day!!!

Just wanted to take time out to say that I believe in saying Independence day rather than Happy 4th of July.

"Happy Independence Day!" has real meaning and a sense of belonging to the past, present and future of this great country we live in. I feel closer to the men and women who served our country and fought for our right of freedom of Religion, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Just thinking about these three words "Pursuit of Happiness". This has a profound meaning for every human being not only in our wonderful country, but around the world. Notice how it is not just Happiness, but the Pursuit of Happiness is how it is written. We have to be diligent on pursuing happiness. It is earned rather than expected. It means we have to work hard to earn happiness in this life and not expect other's to give it to you.

"Happy 4th of July" is just a date that kids like to hear because they get to watch fireworks and light sparklers. Don't even get me started on Sparklers. What happened to the real Sparklers we used to have that actually lit and stayed lit for minutes while we played with them. Okay Off Point, sorry.

Anyway, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Independence Day to you and your family wherever you are! May you really feel like we live in the greatest country in the world!


Heart2Heart said...

Great post Steve! I love how you brought all this back to Independence Day and the Pursuit of Happiness and what that really means.

Too often it is the one thing we take for granted far too often. We simply think that things will be there for us tomorrow, when we should be living in the moment today! So here is wishing you a Happy Independence Day as well!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

Hope you had a wonderful Independence day...great post.
Blessings, andrea

Carol said...


You really put that into perspective for me as I would normally say it the other way. I do that mostly because "everyone" says it and that's what I heard growing up. I even have a couple of posts with "4th of July" in the title. Hmm... next year shall be different.

Kat made a good point about how we take it for granted and need to live in the moment. Agreed!

Hope you enjoyed Independence Day.

Warren Baldwin said...

Good thoughts Steve. It was a blessed day for our family and hope it was for yours. wb