When I think of Independence Day I think of Martina McBride's song about abuse.
I think about the profound respect I feel for men and women who risk their lives for all of us and who often come home from war with trauma as deep and profound as that which any of us carries inside.
I think of courage.
I think of the hopes and dreams the founders of the United States had for our country.
I find myself thinking that in my own life I want to live with courage, take risks for my own hopes and dreams and be willing to stand up for what's right even when it isn't easy.
Wishing for each of us our own independence days, every day. May we be able to fight for our hopes and dreams and take steps to escape the chains of our past. Every day.
Sending blessings and safe and gentle (((((((hugs))))))),