Happy birthday, america!
may we celebrate and enjoy, but also reflect.
may we commemorate this day with an honest realization of its true meaning.
may we honor our independence by living a life filled with kindness and consideration.
may we take responsibility for our actions.
may we be generous and share this country with those who seek to take part in the ideals and foundation upon which this country was built.
may we be truly conscious when we are inclined to complain that there are people who must live in less fortunate countries and may we take advantage of the opportunities this country provides. remember: you could have been born anywhere in this world. i was not born or raised in the usa.
may we show gratitude for what we have and work to better the things we are unhappy with by participating in our right and privilege to vote in all elections, our right to contact our counsil members, mayors, senators and such.
people fought for those rights. people still fight to maintain these rights and freedoms.
may we not forget the men and women, of all races, creeds and s****l orientations, immigrants and born americans both, who have sacrificed and, in many cases, given their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms this country provides.
may we not forget those who are currently not able to celebrate this holiday in their home country.
may we enjoy and respect.
may we not take these things for granted.
may we celebrate by creating the world we want to live in.
a world for all of us.
Oh, hey! look who stopped by to chat with us on tea for two; steeping with the enemy! it’s our amazing friend @hellotimjo, who is coming back for a second episode with us!
those of you who who already listen know that every other week i interview someone i know well who i’ve met through this wild, weird and wonderful industry! and you also know that in the weeks inbetween we do our #halfisodes in which #elhubbo and i basically act like imbeciles for about a hour (#marriage) in our #steepingwiththeenemy episodes. well, we decided that every now and then we would invite a past guest to join us in our #ballandchain idiocy. and who better to start with than @hellotimjo?
in this week’s episode we cover the craziness that tim jo posted on his instagram a couple of weeks ago, something tim jo and i will be doing this sunday (that anyone can come and watch) and our struggles with social media.
some of you may know i host a podcast called tea for two! some of you may not. either way, my recent consolidation of homes has created a craving for simplicity. so, i shall no longer be posting about the show on the @teafortwopod account. it’s all going to be happening here!
many thanks to those of you who already listen!
for those who are curious you can find a link to the current episode in my bio, although i highly recommend that you start with episode 1 so you can share in our weird and wonderful journey!