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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

Break out your party hats ladies and gentlemen, today is the July 4th of July! While most of us are usually busy gathering around barbeques, beer kegs, and fireworks, it is important that we take a brief moment out of our day to remember how we got our freedom and also to remember the brave soldiers who have given their lives so we may celebrate this day of independence.

Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with a history lesson, or go into detail about the history of America's independence. If you want to know the story, grab a book or google it. While I do think that history is very important, I am an even bigger believer in lessons relating to life in the present day. So what is your assignment this 4th of July? This is pay attention! I want you to take a look at yourself, your life, and your country, and write down your Top 10 biggest freedoms that you are thankful for. At first you are not going to know what to write. You might get stuck halfway. Don't give up. Keep going until you have ten. When you are finished, you will realize how lucky you are compared to so many. These freedoms could be freedoms that are unique only to you as an individual, to you as a man or as a woman, as an American, as a kid or as an really doesn't matter(just make sure to write down ten).

Today is about celebrating independence. So, tonight when you crack a beer, light a smoke bomb, or shoot a shower of multi-colored sparks into the sky, know why you're doing it, and you'll have a much better time. I guarantee it. Have a Happy 4th of July everyone! Be safe and have fun!

See you next time!!!!!

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