With July 4th quickly approaching we all want to celebrate, have fun, enjoy the day and forget about Covid-19. As the numbers are once again on the rise, we must be mindful and celebrate carefully. I am never opposed to seeing a magnificent fireworks display and have always enjoyed attending them. I remember like it was yesterday, how I felt as a child being blown away by the beautiful bursts of color through the night sky. I am of the belief that we all still want that same feeling year after year. Unfortunately, this year is different.
For me, the thought of being among so many people in close proximity leaves me a bit apprehensive and I question to myself, “Did they adhere to the guidelines? What precautions have they taken over these past few months? Do they wash their hands regularly? Do they have the virus and not know?” No matter what, we need to keep doing our part to help stop the spread by wearing our masks and washing our hands.
Although some public fireworks celebrations that draw large crowds are being canceled and others will still be televised. You can also purchase your own fireworks and enjoy them just as much and you can certainly enjoy professional like fireworks displays from surrounding communities just by sitting outside.
Maybe attending a small family gathering with your own fireworks is the key knowing that you all have been careful during Covid-19. Whatever you decide to do, just keep it safe and protect your loved ones. Enjoy the delicious food offerings, cool beverages and amazing desserts. Be active outdoors and watching the expressions on the faces of the innocent children spinning sparklers will make for a perfect day. Social distance as best you can and wear a mask if needed.
From our homes to yours, we wish you all a happy and safe July 4th.