Let us all be grateful for our independence! A life of gratitude will take you a long way! Be safe and sane yet enjoy this wonderful 4th of July!
As Thomas Jefferson approached the end of his life, he thought about how he would like to be remembered. He designed an obelisk which would mark his grave. He created the words (the misspelling is his) he wanted used:
On the faces of the Obelisk the following inscription, & not a word more
Here was buried
Author of the Declaration of American Independance
of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom
& Father of the University of Virginia.
Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826 – fifty years to the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed. It is said Adams’ last words were:
Jefferson still lives.
He was wrong, by about three hours.
Jefferson’s words – especially “all men are created equal” – are his most enduring legacy!
“All men are created equal.” – Thomas Jefferson