Happy Belated American Fourth of July to you, my dear readers. We just came back in from out of the country, so my posts are running a bit behind. I hope you are still in a celebetory mood!
The Fourth of July has been noted as a day of celebration since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776. It became a federal holiday only in 1870 but has always been associated with parades, festivities, speeches, bonfires, and more. It is a chance every year to celebrate what is right in our country, and yes, what needs attention. This is extremely important especially in times of crisis and difficulty and division.
I was thinking about this in light of my morning routines recently. After going through a rather tumultuous school year where every day was just sort of survival mode and get-through-the-day mode and take -care- of -whatever -crisis was brewing that day, things finally seem to be better. I have a lot more energy. I am exercising again. And, I am conscious about getting the day off to a great start and starting each day anew and afresh in order to be the best for my family and whomever my Creator places in my path that day.
We can do this in our homes as well. One of the things I have enjoyed doing is using the techniques from Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I combine this routine with my religious leanings. You may enjoy doing this with your family and a modified version with your children. The main thought of this book is that a morning ritual of self-investment is a way to elevate the entire consciousness of humanity. Imagine if the whole of the United States, and the whole of the world would be full of love for each other and would be able to extend kindness and generosity all over the world.
Let us use the Fourth of July as a time for new beginnings for all of us at all levels- individual, family, community, nation, and world. Moving forward toward the highest ideals that we hold and value.
Blessings and love,