Streaks of red, white and blue waving the wind, a backyard barbeque, the warm sun on my skin and cool grass beneath my feet, the sound as the sky explodes with colors- my memories of the Fourth of July are so vivid that I can still feel them with each of my senses. It’s a holiday that absolutely screams summer. Independence Day. Two hundred and forty years ago, the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring the colonies free from England’s rule. Ever since, we have celebrated the day with shows of both patriotism and community.
Patriotism and community are two values that we at VitaMist hold dear, and the same can be said for independence. Independence means the freedom to succeed or fail based on your own merit. Independence means answering only to yourself and pursuing your own goals, without compromising your beliefs for others. Independence is being your own boss, setting your own hours, deciding where the finish line is and how you want to get there. Our goal at VitaMist is to promote your independence, while still maintaining the safety net of a strong community to back you up.
As you are celebrating our nation’s independence this month, take some time to think about your own independence, and how VitaMist can help you achieve it.
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck