On this 4th of July, may we remember how our country began, what sacrifice it took to make this democracy work, and the cost of freedom.
May we remember lives lost in the struggle to be free.
May we celebrate those who have come back from wars and dangerous places.
May we be thankful for all we have as Americans.
May we look past our differences and appreciate our similarities.
May we be happy with our lives, families and friends.
May we have the courage to do the right thing.
May we reach out and help where we can.
May we use our gifts and talents wisely and generously.
May we forgive and truly forget.
May we learn from the past.
May we be truly present in our lives.
May we look to the future and our part in it.