Happy 4th of July!

It’s the 4th of July!  I hope yours includes some time with family & friends, good food, and good times!

San Antonio is hot and dry so no fireworks this year, but I’m okay with that–they scare my kitties!

I think on this day it’s appropriate to remember what this country stands for–independence!  We hear so much negative press these days about the challenges we face as a nation, the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, debt, Congress, etc. etc. etc.   We all need to remember that no matter what our challenges are, and we do have some, the United States of America is still the place people want to be!!  We are unique in all the world.  There’s been no place like the USA before or since!  People still want to come here and be here!

We, as Americans, sometimes forget that and may not appreciate what we have because we’ve always had it!   Travel outside the USA gives one a new appreciation for just how lucky we are in this country!

Take a moment today and give thanks for what we have.  If you see or know someone who’s in the military, thank them for their service that allows us to enjoy the freedoms this country has to offer.  I’m proud to be an American!

Happy 4th of July!
All the best,