A lot of things are happening all around us these days. And they are things that cause us great concern. So let’s think on reasons to smile instead. Since now is the time to celebrate our nation’s birthday, here are five reasons to smile on the Fourth of July.
A Little History
The Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day or July 4th. It became a federal holiday in our United States in 1941. But traditional celebrations of Independence Day go back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. And two days later, delegates from the thirteen colonies adopted the historic document, the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence.
From 1776 until now, July 4th is the day we celebrate the birth of American independence. And we celebrate it with fireworks, parades, concerts, family gatherings, barbecues, and more.
Festivities and celebrations may be a little different this year due to COVID restrictions, but this special day is Saturday, July 4, 2020.
Reasons to Smile on the Fourth of July
Freedom is defined as “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.”
Amendment 1 in our Constitution states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Family is defined as:
1) a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household and
2) all the descendants of a common ancestor
Yes, to some, the true meaning of family means a group of people related by blood or ancestry. But to others, it has nothing to do with genes and everything to do with love, compassion, and support.
The definition of a friend: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations.
A real friend is a rare treasure. True friends have your back, no matter what. They always have your best interest at heart. And they will never purposely lead you into choices or decisions that aren’t good for you.
The dictionary defines fun as enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure.
What do you enjoy? And what do you find amusing or pleasurable in a lighthearted way? Having fun, especially with family and friends, gives us many more reasons to smile on the Fourth of July and every day!
This definition of fireworks is basic, for sure. Devices containing gunpowder and other combustible chemicals that causes a spectacular explosion when ignited, used typically for display or in celebrations.
Nothing beats a well-planned pyrotechnic show on the Fourth of July! The sudden, bright and colorful, moving sparks they emit are compelling to watch. And the “Oooo’s” and “Aaaah’s,” even cheers, can be heard all through a fireworks show. Why are fireworks so mesmerizing?
More Reasons to Smile Today and Every Day
There are so many more reasons to smile, not just on the Fourth of July, but today and every day. Take the time to think about or do something that brings a smile to your face. Be kind and thoughtful of someone else and put a smile on their face, too.
At Davis Dental, we believe your smile is your best asset. Take care of it and use it often this Fourth of July and every day!
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