Thank you Anne and Jabber! I am having a lovely day with family here in northern Quebec (Canada) and enjoying the abundance of lovely messages from all over the world today. And yes, I love having my birthday on the 4th of July. My Mom used to tell me when I was a child that all of America was celebrating my birthday with the fireworks and parades. I believed her for many years, lol! There is still a wee part of me that has decided to enjoy all the festivities as part of my own birthday celebration.
When you don't like a thing, change it.
If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.