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Weekend Confetti Vol. 26

July 3, 2021

Welcome to Weekend Confetti: Celebrating America Edition!

Here you will find your weekly dose of interesting and merry miscellany that you didn’t know you needed to know.   I hope it adds some joy to your weekend!  Cheers!

Happy 4th of July weekend!! 

Have you ever actually read our Declaration of Independence? (It’s not very long.)

Did you know there are live cams on the Statute of Liberty?! How cool is that?!

And she has her Little Sister joining her for the weekend.

The poem that graces her pedestal. And a visual explanation of how America has made that poem into reality.

Looking for something to watch this weekend? The Best 4th of July movies right here. Plus this one that I could watch over and over. (Don’t judge.)

Fireworks for People Who Don’t Like Fireworks. LOL

Still looking for something yummy for tomorrow? Try one of these quick ideas.

 A short list of books to read on American History.

All the info on Team USA.

Thinking ahead for next year’s 4th!

How The White House celebrates July 4th.

Ray Charles sings. Just wow.

Bill Pullman says Go Fourth.

If you’re feeling especially ambitious. (Or if you need to balance out a really large 4th of July meal.)

70 variations on America the Beautiful, composed by leading U.S. composers, livestreamed, beginning July 4th.

Want to watch fireworks from the couch? Try Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks or PBS’ A Capitol Fourth.

9 Things we can all celebrate this July 4th.

This week’s Kindness Intention: when I see something, to say something. They tell you in this in the airport and other places but they are referring to suspicious activity. I’m talking about something nice. When I see something positive, to say something instead of just thinking it to myself. 

And here are 12 times that American kindness made all the difference. 

And lastly, O Say Can You See, sung joyfully.

What is a Kindness Intention?

It is a way of keeping kindness more intentional in my own life by setting a weekly goal of kindness. And hopefully inspiring you to do something kind in your own world!

Happy Weekend, Joy Ambassadors!

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