The 4th of July! Our country’s celebration of Independence Day is a day to remember the beginnings of our nation. This should be a time for reflection and a time for parades, picnics, for family and community gatherings.
Let’s remember our “heroes”. The heroes are our soldiers in the field right now, defending our freedoms. We should all be proud and should pray daily for their safe return home. Pray for their families and for what their lives will be like when they return home. Those serving in the military and their families have a special place in my heart.
Who are your heroes? Heroes are not famous, most of them aren’t. Most of them are just regular people. Teachers, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics head up the list. Heroes are moms and dads, animal rescuers, farmers, volunteers, foster parents, those who work with the homeless, the elderly, the disabled, the sick, or the dying.
Take a moment today to consider the writers and signers of our founding documents; they risked everything right down to their lives. They were afraid for themselves and their families, but they signed, they stood up, they persevered. Since that day, and throughout our country’s history, it is every man and woman who worked hard, dreamed, stood up against the odds, and just showed up every day to keep things working right.
Make it your goal to be someone’s hero today!