Happy Birthday, America!

Friday, July 4, 2014

I hope y'all are having a wonderful 4th of July and that your hearts are swelling with patriotism.  I know that a lot of people are self-conscious about being overly patriotic because of the fear that it implies some kind of superiority.  But, you can love your country with your entire heart without being arrogant or thinking less of anyone else.  I know I do.

I'll keep this short since today is a day for being outside with family and friends celebrating.  Yesterday, some of the attorneys and some of the judges at our court took a little time out of our day to listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Harris County Criminal Courthouse.  If you haven't read it in awhile, it's a pretty inspiring document--best first birthday card ever?--and it's worth taking the time to actually read sometime today in between everything else.

The men who signed that document really were backing those words up with their lives, which is pretty amazing.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day, with family and friends, and everything we love.  Happy Birthday America!


  1. Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

  2. I hope you had a fabulous day as well!