. . .the sun is always shining!
James, due to financial obligations / responsibitilty, was unable to do his annual fireworks “extravaganza”. He showed such self control that he did not purchase a single firework!
I know that the Lord blessed James this Independence Day morning. Our pastor treated James to a plane ride! Pastor is an avid pilot. He flew James all over our metropolitan area! They did three touch-n-go landings at different airports. Touch-n-go means you land, skim the runway and take off again. Pilots get licensing credit for doing this. James said it was an absolute blast! I am so pleased he had such a thrill on his favorite holiday!
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. . . . If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. ~Henry David Thoreau