"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!" -Thomas Jefferson
On this 4th of July, every time you see fireworks, stop and say a quick prayer thanking God for all your blessings, including that of freedom. Ask him to help those less fortunate around the world that they may someday live in freedom too.
For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love.
Galatians 5:13 (NABRE)