There are so many times in a persons' life that mean alot personally ~ and there are other times that happen to everyone at once, and those times also mean alot ~ to everyone at once.
To celebrate the birth of a nation surely is one of those times.
Even tho' we are in the middle of a so-called war on terrorism, we still bear the fruits of the freedom on our own home soil ~ and that, at least, is something for which we can all be grateful.
I won't go into what ever reasons there might be for so much conflict overseas...maybe it's the terrorism, maybe it's for the oil, maybe it's both, I have absolutely no idea. I don't pretend to understand the workings of the politics of such things. I am an Artist, intent on adding beauty to the world, not taking it away.
We can all thank Almighty God for the grace to be born in such a wonderful free land. We can all thank Him for the everyday workings of our freedom. And we can continue to thank Him by praying for all those others, not lucky enough to be born here, who crave the freedoms which we have taken for granted all our lives.
We all have those personal moments that mean so much to us on a personal level ~ and then there are days like today, the birthday of our great country. And that, for sure, is a reason for celebration on a grand, national scale.
Happy Birthday, America! God bless you! And God bless us, everyone!!!