July 4 - Independence Day - is a national holiday in the United States.
It's a day when people hang out with friends and family, and bond over burnt meat, badly cut grass, and generally just appreciate being alive.
And that love for fellow human beings is the focus of this post.
And that's why this is the only post I'm making this week.
Go hug someone. It will make you both feel better about life.
Displays of fireworks, such as these over the Washington Monument in 1986, take place across the United States on Independence Day.