Today is a day filled with fun, food, and fireworks. There is plenty of opportunity to overeat and make some poor choices. I will challenge all of us to, in addition to enjoying friends, family and festivities, to consciously make wise decisions. Enjoy your food and also take the time to care for the health of yourself and others. Take care in the preparations of grilled foods and take caution when working with grilling equipment. Also be aware of how much food you are consuming. We all love to fellowship with others over food and drink, I challenge all of us to truly enjoy what we are putting in our mouths and not to mindlessly shovel it into our mouths. Keep a fire extinguisher or bucket of water near grilling equipment and any area where you may be using fireworks. Most of all enjoy the time with your family and friends. Have a safe and happy holiday.