Happy Birthday America

Flag and Fall Colors in Zion National Park

The American flag flies amidst gorgeous fall color in Zion National Park

Despite all of our focus on important current issues and regardless of our political affiliation, we all need to step back sometimes and reflect on the blessing it is to be an American. I have traveled a bit internationally and not once – never – have I visited another country and wanted to live there. I am always grateful to touch down back in the United States. That’s not to say that there aren’t things to appreciate in other parts of the world. There are. But this American is extremely grateful to live here.

So, take a few minutes today to reflect on all the blessings you have as Americans. There’s a reason that we have a very small handful of people renounce their citizenship each year (usually over paying less tax) and millions risk their lives or beg to be able to live here. I think that says it all about where we live.

Happy Birthday America. May our liberties linger, our citizens prosper, and we remain one nation under God.

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