Saturday was a day of celebration for America. People wished each other a Happy 4th of July or Happy Independence Day! Pictures of BBQs and parades flooded Facebook. People from Canada and other countries sent happy greetings to America and her people. Joy was in the air.
When darkness fell, the sky was lit with fireworks of every color, size and configuration. They sparkled for hours as if this celebration was meant to go on forever. People didn’t want to let this happiness slip away.
I am a firm believer in “hope for a better tomorrow.” America is a great country! When I was young, I wanted a big globe, about three feet across that would have a prominent place in the living room. By the time I could afford one, and the appropriate room to place it in, the world had sustained so many wars and so many countries had realigned their borders, it didn’t make any sense to get a globe that had moveable borders.
Every time I hear of some atrocity in the world my heart breaks. World War II and the holocaust was a horror that must never be allowed to happen again. Sadly the Jews are once again being persecuted in many countries. People in the Middle East are being killed on a daily basis.
In America we have our own sordid history in how we treated Native Americans and African Americans. We must be mindful that ALL Americans are created equal and are entitled to the same rights.
Because we are Americans and have more rights than any other country grants their people, we can choose to ensure ALL Americans are treated equally. We have the ability to be the avengers for atrocities that are happening here in America and in other parts of the world. Only 40 people signed the Constitution of the United States. They were our forefathers. They believed in a country where people could be free to follow their own beliefs.
You may feel there is nothing YOU can do. I disagree. If YOU contribute just one small act of kindness or share one happy thought or word of encouragement with someone every day, YOU will be a hero. YOU have an opportunity to change the world. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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