I was thinking today how differently I look at holiday celebrations today compared to when I was a kid.
Holidays like yesterday used to mean one thing to me: no school and parties. There were cook-outs and picnics and parades....and lots of fun.
When I was a bit older it was about time with friends. Maybe we'd go to a bar, or have a beach party. Or maybe just hang out together, enjoying the time off from work.
But things have come full circle now as I enjoy sitting back with my family, watching the kids play in the yard, and listening to their parents laugh and enjoy each other's company. And luxuriating in the fact that my life is very full indeed.