As much as I’m loving the World Cup soccer tournament this year, I’m slightly muted in my joy because the USA isn’t in the mix. I love chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!,” even when we are getting our butts kicked.
Maybe it’s my advancing age, but I’m feeling my patriotism surge these days. Yes, the dialogue coming out of Washington D.C. is troubling. And yes, I’m sick of mass shootings and corporate shenanigans. But, I’m also the son of a Veteran. My father-in-law is a Veteran as well. And I’m a small business owner in the best country in the world to do business. Everywhere I turn, people ask me “how can I help you?” That’s amazing! But not really, it’s the fabric of the good ‘ol USA.
So, here’s what I’m celebrating:
I’m proud to be an American. I’m always happy to return to Minnesota soil when I travel. I’m investing my life’s savings in a business that promotes the idea: Goodness Pays. And I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather take that risk.
So, I’m celebrating the 4th of July with joy and admiration.
Good leaders learn to celebrate the land they stand on – including the flaws. And they dream about what’s possible when we all work together.
So, what are you celebrating this week?