4th of July

Independence Day

Many people in the US will celebrate tomorrow with family and friends, lots of food, music, and fireworks.

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate today? It was not the start of the American Revolution—that was years earlier. It wasn’t the end of it—that was many years later. It wasn’t even the date that the Continental Congress voted for the resolution of independence—that was July 2. July 4 was the date the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence.

The celebration of July 4 was not widespread until the late 19th century. Some argued the proper date to celebrate was July 2. But, it wasn’t until 1870 that July 4 became a federal holiday, then in 1941, a paid federal holiday.

It seems the founding fathers knew declaring your intention is the most important thing you can do. After all, that is when momentum actually starts to build.

Do you declare your intentions? Once you do, you’ll find you are more likely to accomplish your goals.

Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!

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