Independence Day is commemorating a time when a piece of paper, a formal declaration of a decision spread through the fiber of a people. Towns rallied around that piece of paper (literally), it was used to justify an end to slavery and later was emulated to create momentum around women’s suffrage and the independence of countless peoples. Pretty cool for a piece of paper that declared a decision, right?
Isn’t it amazing what can change in our lives and the world when we fully make a decision? When we write that decision down and tell others about it, it makes it more real and creates something for us to be held accountable to and for us to rally around.