Another 4th of July is upon us. Everyone is sending out their wishes. It's become another "honor our servicemen and women" day (have you heard the one about Thanksgiving).
The people who should be honored on the 4th of July are, well. . . all members of the United States. For better or worse, we are the ones who make the United States what it is. From meter-maids to teachers to soldiers to politicians to celebrities to neighbors to our local gas station attendant.
So today, instead of ONLY thanking a soldier, thank everyone who makes America what it is. From the jackass who cuts you off in the rush hour traffic (yell out a thank you with the middle finger) to the teenager bagging your groceries at Piggly Wiggly.
Grill out. Wave to your neighbors. Smile as the kids threaten to burn down the neighborhood with fireworks and thank the universe that we all have the freedom to think the way we do, feel the way we do, and live with way we do. We might always think the grass is greener on the other side, but don't forget how brown it is on the other side as well.
Happy 4th of July everyone! God Bless the U.S.A. and our freedom to be who we are.