On this special July 4th weekend, I am most grateful for America.
I wasn’t born here, but I do feel that I was born to live here.
I may not be what many people today associate with your typical immigrant, but like millions of others, I came to America to live my dream.
And I am living it. I know that might sound cheesy, but America has made it true for me.
Sure, my life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns, but I do what I want. And I get to earn my living doing what I love, sharing ideas that make other people’s lives better.
I couldn’t do this at any other time, nor anywhere else in the world, other than America.
This land that was founded on new thinking, innovation, and exceptionalism, is the place I feel I can truly be me.
A nation that prides itself on freedom and liberty, still today we stand on the greatest battlefield of optimism and hope in our uncertain world.
America has stumbled, and she’s a little more battered than just a bruised knee, but she is strong, resilient, and ever adaptable to change.
As a nation, we are far from perfect, we have many challenges, yet we still live in the greatest democracy that the world has seen.
There is no place on the planet where people even talk about something even close to the American Dream.
And, on this weekend, I’m very grateful to be living mine.
How about you? How are you celebrating living yours?