Watching the 4th of July fireworks with loved ones made me happy today!
What you may think - I am living the American dream, enjoying the holidays of this country.
What really happened - I was sitting on a picnic mat with family, surrounded by hundreds of people as the beautiful colors filled the sky. It was a moment of happiness to be under the starlit sky watching the lights paint a picture before my eyes. I looked around as the crowd cheered as the fireworks displayed red, white and blue, they looked happy and proud. I missed my country, and the feeling of that pride.