Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

So much is happening in these next few weeks!

Today is 4th of July, then on Wednesday I'm heading to Wisconsin for one of my best friend's wedding, then to Chicago for a few days, then to Panama for one of my husband's best friend's wedding. I'm going to do my best to post every week day, but we'll see how that goes... :)

I mentioned to a friend recently that it seems a little weird to me that we're celebrating an independence that was won over 200 years ago. It's not new news or anything anymore! But as we kept talking, we came to the agreement that at this point, it is more a celebration of the values the country was founded on—a reminder of how we got here and what we should still be trying to attain.

And in that respect, are we doing a great job? I'd argue no.

So, to do my part in reminding folks why we're here and what we should be trying to attain, a few quotes from some of the guys who made it all happen:

Thomas Jefferson tells us:
"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing."
"Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do."
 James Madison tells us:
"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." 
"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. Philosophy is common sense with big words."
George Washington tells us:

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” 
I hope you all enjoy today!

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