Happiness and the 4th of July
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
Originally published July 2019
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