1. patriotic songs that give you goosebumps.
2. the people who are fighting for our freedom and the freedom of others.
3. fireworks to music.
4. big, gold, perfectly circular fireworks that feel like they will reach all the way down to you.
5. that one straggler firework that goes off after the finale is supposed to be over.
6. knowing that some kid somewhere in the neighborhood will be setting off a firework all night because the lure of a firework just doesn’t get old.
7. watching soldiers be reunited with their families on t.v.
8. when you can feel the firework boom in your chest.
9. thinking “ooooh those are my favorite” about every firework that goes off.
10. feeling so blessed for all the liberties we are granted in the USA.