Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fouth of July!

Wow!  Can you believe it is July 4th already?!?!
It seemed like only last month I was shoveling heaps of snow from my sidewalk. 

But here we are, celebrating the 'colonies' declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  Although, I wouldn't have minded things much if that adorable 'British Accent' would have remained... 

Today is the day when Americans light a grill, enjoys a burger and relaxes with friends and family to watch fireworks light up the darkened skies. 
I hope that all my American clients are enjoying a safe 4th of July celebration with their family and friends.

"America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.
O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov'd,
And mercy more than life.
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea."
America the Beautiful
Katharine Bates

May this Independence Day bring about tolerance, acceptance and L.O.V.E. in the hearts of all Americans.