Independence Day 2013 – my quick reflection

Luggage with American Flag TagI love the quiet, the peace that descends upon our nation on the 4th of July.  Granted, it’s a national holiday, so everyone’s off from work and many begin their summer vacations this week, so it’s naturally a less busy day.

But there’s a special feeling in the air on Independence Day.  A collective pause, an unspoken acknowledgement of the greatness of our land, and a bond that seems to be palpable between us all that we are part of something very special.  I love that.

If you’re celebrating today, travelling this weekend at all – enjoy and be safe.  I for one will wake up this 4th of July with the same feeling I have for years – one of deep gratitude and love for our great United States!