Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Monday, July 4, 2011


I'm thankful that I was born in a country where freedom is a cherished right. I am constantly amazed that our forefathers were bold and brave enough to believe that they could just start a whole new country, and I am grateful for all of the people who have sacrificed over the centuries to gain and protect our independence. Also, I have to thank whoever had the idea to celebrate with fireworks -- I love them:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!


  1. I love and wholeheartedly agree with your posting, KaraMcD!
    Actually, John Adams wrote this to his wife, Abigail, the day after the Independence resolution was signed, and the day before the Declaration of Independence was signed: "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." Fittingly, the first fireworks show for the 4th of July was authorized by Congress and performed on July 4, 1777 (albeit to coincide with the Declaration, rather than the Resolution as Adams had suggested)!