Independence - what does it mean to you? This weekend we have celebrated the independence of the United States with fireworks, parties and happy people. It made me think of the importance and purpose of what it means to be independent, but not so much the independence of a nation, but the independence of the individual. I remember growing up thinking that being able to have the freedom to venture out as I please, buy my own food and clothes, or even living on my own would suffice in filling the once empty glass or what it means to be independent...but what about a less tangible definition? Independence as in strong-minded, self-sufficient, and in control. Perhaps these are things we fail to celebrate or take pride in. What does independence, your independence mean to you?

Check out how we celebrated the great 4th of July this weekend!

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