Growing up, my family hasn’t done much to celebrate July 4th. We had several reasons.
- My father’s father and my mother’s father were both born on July 4th. When they passed on, there wasn’t the birthday party to celebrate them on the 4th any longer.
- My father was a dairy farmer, so after milking the cows for the second time, going somewhere to see fire works wasn’t high on the list.
- We would sometimes go to the top of our apple orchard and watch the fire works in town, but over the years the trees have grown up too tall, and it’s no fun to watch just the top of the festive displays.
Now, as a working adult, I must say that I am pleased with this setup. I enjoy a day at home. I enjoy celebrating the nation’s birthday and that of my grandfathers by sleeping in, watching movies, and taking a nap.
Moral of the Story: Sometimes there’s nothing more pleasant than relaxing on a holiday. Letting your body renew in preparation in order to be your best when life returns to the usual routines.