Thank you for welcoming me and my wife from overseas,
Thanks for sharing your abundance, and helping us add to it,
Thanks for believing in growth, for individuals and communities.
Thank you for choosing the better candidate, not just your tribe,
Thank you for toppling dictators, for standing up for what’s right,
Thank you for your patience, for standing down when it was wise.
Thank you for seeing opportunities where others only see threats,
Thank you for paying it forward, thank you for giving back,
Thank you for judging people by what they do, not what they look like.
Happy birthday, and may the Fourth be with you