I am joining some bloggy friends for a fun blog hop to celebrate July 4th!
Not being American, it's quite hard for me to talk about July 4th and what it means to me! So, I am asking you today what it means to you? Is it just another fun-filled holiday, a great excuse to bust out the BBQ, watch a parade or some light some fireworks or do you truly reflect, on America's historic birthday, what a great nation you have?
Have you been following World Cup Soccer? I know it's not America's favorite sport (hehe!), but it is catching on, especially if you have been following the fortunes of the American soccer team! Sadly they are out, but oh my word, was the world cheering them on! I was gutted they didn't win, because although they may have lacked a little bit of quality, they soooo made up for it in sheer determination and grit - what team spirit and fight through to the end! It was a thrilling match to watch and they so deserved to go through for that fighting spirit alone! When I was thinking about the 4th of July, I was reminded of this performance.
In countries like Ireland, most people share a common culture or ethnicity. But the United States is different. What people share is a common idea — that people should have the freedom to live the way they want, and to work and earn money the best way they can. These freedoms have inspired people from all over the world to come to go to America and become "Americans."
So this 4th of July, reflect on what it means to be an American and think of the sacrifices made by those to secure the freedoms you have today. One day, I will fulfil my dream to visit your amazing country and perhaps have an opportunity to see the Liberty Bell - a symbol of freedom for people all over the world!
Happy July 4th, my American friends!
To celebrate this special birthday, I want to share a 'birthday' freebie with you! Just click on the image below to grab a copy!
And as an added bonus, all of the participating bloggers have 'pooled their cash' to purchase 4 $25 TpT gift certificates and 1 $10 Target gift card!
The first four selected will receive the TpT gift certificates and the 5th winner will receive the Target gift card!
Enter here, or on any of the participating blogs: