On this Fourth of July, let's remember the brave colonists who risked being hung for treason by standing up for what they believed in - freedom. Underdogs in every sense of the word, these folks saw something they didn't think was fair and instead of whining and complaining about the injustice of it all, they united and rose up against a powerful country in the name of liberty. It is because of their passion, their enthusiasm for their cause, their drive for independence that we have the United States of America today.
I like to think of America as a nation of doers. We do stuff here. We get things done. The political climate of the present day gets me down from time to time (more often lately), but I remain hopeful that we'll continue to be doers. We'll raise more doers. We'll move forward. We'll reach new levels of achievement. We'll protect those unalienable rights Thomas Jefferson outlined in the Declaration of Independence - life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Because if we're not happy, what's the point?
The colonists were not happy and they did something about it. Something globe changing. Life altering. Being happy is top concern. Happiness brings so many rewards and seeking it should be our main objective.
If you're not happy right now, take this Fourth of July to free yourself. Define what would make you happy. Plan steps to capture that happiness.
Then go out there and... DO.
Enjoy your Independence Day!