I hope all of our American friends enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day weekend! Question for you: what comes to mind when you think of this holiday? Freedom, of course. If you’re like me, you might also think of family, fireworks, food … and fun! (I’ll stop there with my “f” words.)
But here’s another question for you: why don’t we bring together and embrace these powerful elements more often? Why don’t we live every day like it’s the Fourth of July?
I’m going to let you in on a secret: I already do. If you know me or have spent more than 30 seconds on my website or social feeds, you know the mantra I live by: Who has more fun than us?
And what’s most fun for me is doing everything I can to make sure the people I care most about — my family and friends, the “us” in my mantra — have an absolute blast and leave whatever we’re doing together with a great memory.
For me, there’s no greater pleasure than organizing and hosting an extended family trip, whether it’s to my stomping grounds in Canada, Florida or The Bahamas, or to the other side of the world aboard the BG Charade.
It doesn’t even have to be that elaborate — I get equally excited about pulling together a lunch or dinner, or even a doubles game with Dee Dee, my wonderful partner in every sense of the word, and some of the tennis fanatics in our family circle.
And approaching each day like it’s the Fourth of July doesn’t mean there has to be literal fireworks all the time. Fireworks actually come in many different forms — the ones I enjoy most are the laughter, joy and good-natured ribbing that erupt when I’m surrounded by a group of people I love and care about, sharing an experience none of us will soon forget.
So here’s to living like it’s the Fourth of July … today and every day!