July is a special month to me because it is my birth month. Since my birthday is on the 5th of July, I have traditionally welcomed the occasion in with watching fireworks the night before. The 4th of July is recognized as a celebration of freedom. With this in mind, the dazzling glow of the fireworks display summons me to be free to be my most brilliant, colorful self and sparkle like a firecracker. Firecrackers light up the sky and bring beauty into the still of night. Fireworks are usually fairly short in duration but very intense in presentation. They command the audience to pay attention to the moment with their splendor! My birthday wish this year is to be as bold as the fireworks and as receptive as the night sky.