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Bonus Loki.

Sorry, I had to get the William Wallace quote from Braveheart in there. The 4th of July just isn’t the same without it. (I know William Wallace was Scottish, and this had nothing to do with the 4th of July, but I love that quote; sue me)

I also realize that Independence Day doesn’t really have anything to do with mental health, but I can’t just ignore it. It’s a pretty big deal for America. Dangit, we love our freedom. There isn’t anything wrong with that.

Every year, I see people on Tumblr complaining about the overabundance of 4th of July posts. Well, maybe we Americans do post too much, but relax. It’s only one day a year. Let us have it. We like America. We like freedom. We like fireworks. Why? Because all of those things are awesome. We are not a perfect nation, but we are still the freest.

I won’t be around today to answer comments, for the most part. I’m pretty much forced to celebrate the 4th of July because I live in the center of the parade street in our town. The sounds of freedom (or firetrucks) will wake me from my slumber as they rumble and honk their way down my street, along with all the other noisy floats and marching bands. So if I don’t answer your comments right away, or you don’t see them in the comments section, never fear! I’ll get to them as soon as I can. 🙂

Happy 4th of July!

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3 thoughts on “Club Can’t Handle My Freedom – An American Holiday

  1. I’m happy you posted this, because it made me think that maybe today could also be about freedom from anxiety. I had a little bit of a difficult night last night dealing with anxiety and after seeing this post, told myself to try extra hard not to let anxiety win today. Thanks for posting this! Have a good day!

    1. Sorry to hear you had a bad night. To tell you the truth, so did I. But we get through it, and today, whether we’re all American or not, we can celebrate the freedom from our anxiety and cherish the moments we feel good. Hoping you have a happy 4th in whatever part of the world you’re located! 😀

  2. Thanks. I had to just deal with someone being negative and I was able to calmly (in terms of my anxiety) stand up for myself, so in a way, I’m proud of myself.

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