You are beautiful and you are messy.
You are perfectly imperfect.
You have done some amazing things with love and some horrific things with fear.
You are made up of people from all over the world – different cultures, different ethnicity, with different stories and yet all dreaming of love, of safety, of health, and of abundance.
Your land is filled with richness from the oceans to the mountains.
I see and honor your beauty.
I see your mess and will love us through it.
Whether we are native Americans, recently came to the country, or have been here for generations, let us each be responsible for creating life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for ALL. And for those of us with privilege, let us extend grace, kindness, compassion, and courage to those in need.
Dear America, Happy Birthday.