Today marks the 236th birthday of the United States of America. It also marks the first time in 2 weeks that I have opened my laptop. (One of those is probably more important than the other).
I have much much MUCH to share about the past few weeks including by not limited to:
- Having the police called on us by a 4 foot Asian man in a tank top and socks
- When I worked on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska
- How much I love the Georgia Coast. (and why)
- Hanging in the mountains.
- Number One’s camp experience
- And much much more….
However, today is July 4th.. A day for national pride, hamburgers, apple pie and fireworks.
For the past week in Savannah, we had a French exchange student with us. A beautiful 16 year old girl… in the US for a month. She is being hosted by my girlfriend in Seattle and has been traveling with their family for the past couple of weeks finally meeting us for a week in Savannah. She was well spoken, polite, helpful and appreciative of every single thing we did.
Some of her observations:
People “here” (note: HERE was Savannah, where everyone is friendly, and she was with me and my 2 college besties and all of our children) are so nice. People are so happy. In France, people are not so happy. They do not laugh so much. Here everyone laughs all of the time. In France no one is silly. You all are VERY silly. In France, people care a lot about appearances and propriety. You all clearly do not.
So, I will take these few minutes to thank our founding fathers for working and fighting back then so that I can live a life full of silliness and giggles and happiness today.
And let us all remember– no matter your political beliefs– we do live in the best country in the world where still anything is possible and dreams can come true.
Happy Independence Day!!
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