It's finally that time of year that everyone finds themselves daydreaming about during the cold, snowy winters.
The days leading up to Independence day, and the day itself.
The weekend full of BBQs, alcoholic beverages, and spending time with some of our favorite people this life has given us.
But sometimes some of us get caught up in these things and forget what this day and weekend is really about. Hell, every day is Independence Day in America.
1. Independence Day is about thanking those who have risked—and given—their lives for every single American.
Without them, we wouldn't have the life we have today. Because of them, we can sleep peacefully at night.
2. Independence Day is being grateful to live in a country like America.
One word: Freedom.
3. Independence Day is to acknowledge all that this country has faced, and how strong it has made us.
Wars, acts of terrorism, and economic depression to name a few, but look at us, we're still standing.
4. Independence Day is a day to cherish the people that you're spending the day with.
Because there's an American soldier carrying at least 60lbs worth of gear, in disgustingly hot temperatures, wishing he could be home with his family to celebrate. You are the lucky one, the one that every solider envies, because you get today and every day to be with those you love.
5. Independence Day is a day for every American to celebrate.
No matter the color of your skin, your sexuality, or your gender. We celebrate and honor the life we have here in America. The life we've been given, and are allowed to live.
But just like every other day throughout the year, it's another day to be proud of the country we come from. To be proud of being an American. To be proud to be apart of a country that is so great.