As my wife and I went for an after-dinner walk through our neighborhood tonight, we were surrounded by the sound of fireworks coming from every direction.
It was a wonderful sound, the sound of people celebrating their freedom and independence.
But then it struck me that those same sounds may strike terror in the hearts of people living in countries that are currently at war. Do those loud bangs suggest gunfire and bombs?
The thought reminded me once again of how lucky we are and how grateful I am to be living in such a wonderful country.