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!