The Spirit of America!

I hope your Fourth of July celebration is full of family, friendship, fun, and fantastic fireworks! America truly is a great country, with people who are generous, patriotic, creative, industrious, and more. We are nation of heroes, a country who helps other countries and other people who are need help. We are a country of traditions and a culture that has a Judeo-Christian foundation at its roots. All this makes our country strong.

When I travel to other countries and see what they’re dealing with—the corruption, the excess or the lack of things we take for granted—its typical for me to breathe a sigh of relief when I get home to the United States of America and am again able enjoy all that we have. My husband and I have been to more than 40 countries, and we always return home with a new found appreciation for America.

But the crazy twenty-four-hour news cycle, bias media, and flawed system can cause us to feel cynical, even disillusioned and angry at times. It is then we need to find a little encouragement, a little inspiration that can align our thinking back to center and give us a fresh and positive perspective about our amazing nation once again.

Recently my story about serving as a juror was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America. It’s called “Summoned to Court” and is about an experience I had on a jury, a lesson that showed me what an amazing judicial system we really have. The other stories in this book can inspire our patriotism to thrive again and help realign our thinking as well, so I’m proud to be part of it.

If you need a little inspiration about our country or the future as a nation, I encourage you to pick up Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America.

What has helped you to keep your perspective on our great nation? I’d like to know!



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