Happiness and the 4th of July

Happiness and the 4th of July

fourth of july, fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 

 

Happy Fourth of July my friends!  The day here in America where we celebrate our independence, at least from foreign oppressors.  We in the United States are very fortunate to live in a country where we have our independence, our freedom and the fundamental right to pursue happiness guaranteed in the very documents that define our country.

Often over the course of our history this freedom and independence has been guaranteed in blood, by the loss of lives of men and women in our armed forces.  By people struggling against oppression, marchers in Selma, people who sat at lunch counters, and recently the government of the state of New York giving the equality of marriage rights to homosexuals.  These brave acts, all came from individuals who gave of themselves, sometimes even their lives, so that we can these freedoms and independence.

So, in the spirit of giving that preserves our way of life I would ask you to give this 4th of July.  Whether it be a charitable donation, your time in service, or even just a kind word or a random act of kindness, give a little bit of happiness today in thanks.  I assure you, it will come back three fold, have a happy fourth of July, go see some fireworks and have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

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Fear is Killing Your Happiness

Remember the Sweet Things

Happiness is Taking Risks

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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