As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, this year—more so than in the past—I can’t help but reflect on the significance behind this national holiday.
I’m reminded of the famous motto that is the backbone of American democracy: “United we stand; divided we fall.”
Yet, in a summer of unfolding and simultaneous crises, it may seem as if we’re more divided than ever.
It is precisely why in moments of turmoil and crisis that we realize how interconnected and interdependent we truly are.
As challenging and chaotic these times justifiably feel, I believe that we are in a seminal point in our collective history.
There exists a precious opportunity to unite and to heal.
This Fourth of July, let’s celebrate more than just with food, festivities, and fireworks.
Let’s honor America’s ideals of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” by remembering that there is far more that unites us than divides us.
While the Fourth of July is traditionally known as America’s “Independence Day”, this year let’s all choose to celebrate the holiday as our Inter-Dependence Day.
Together we thrive! United we heal!
Stay Safe. Stay Strong. Stay Calm. Stay Connected.