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Hey Lovelies! Stopping by to wish each of you a very blessed Independence Day 2018! Amaya, Zaya, and Me (featuring their mom, my best friend, Shahida) wanted to take a moment to reflect on this significant day. Reflection is so necessary! 

 “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.” –Mark Twain

I’m fully aware that most Americans didn’t take their U.S. history classes all that serious (me included) and as a result, we’re slightly ignorant to how our government operates; including history, studies and polls. However, over the years, I’ve made consistent strides to educate myself. Believe it or not and despite my interest back then, it certainly helps to know what’s occurred in past in order to progress in the future. Perhaps that’s not just a 21st century issue, but I foresee our important historical events becoming progressively forgotten unless we educate ourselves first, followed by our youth and reflect and teach the importance of this day to our future generations.

We’re in the era where social media is life, whereas learning about our past to better our future just isn’t much of a priority nowadays. As coastguard children, Amaya and Zaya will travel the world and live in various places, but it’s important to me and their parents that they know the significance and importance of this country’s history; July 4th included.

I encourage each of you to reflect on this Fourth of July, before you partake in family and friend gatherings, good BBQ,  firework excursions, etc. to learn something about the country whose birth you are celebrating TODAY. I leave you with this last reflection:

“The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth. ‘Tis not the affair of a city, a county, a province, or a kingdom, but of a continent—of at least one eighth part of the habitable globe. ‘Tis not the concern of a day, a year, or an age; posterity are virtually involved in the contest, and will be more or less affected, even to the end of time, by the proceedings now. Now is the seed-time of continental union, faith and honour. The least fracture now will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound will enlarge with the tree, and posterity read it in full grown characters …

These proceedings may at first appear strange and difficult; but, like all other steps which we have already passed over, will in a little time become familiar and agreeable; and, until an independance is declared, the Continent will feel itself like a man who continues putting off some unpleasant business from day to day, yet knows it must be done, hates to set about it, wishes it over, and is continually haunted with the thoughts of its necessity. “

Peace and Forever Blessings, 


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