This is the 4th of July weekend. Rev. Phil's topic has to do with Thomas Jefferson's great opening to our Declaration of Independence: one of our right is "the pursuit of happiness." We have the God-given ability to choose our thoughts; let us choose those that lead in the direction of happiness. In "happiness", let us include the well-being of other people and of the environment. We cannot be happy in isolation. Let's declare our independence from the tyranny of negative thinking, and pursue happiness. Jesus said, "I came that your joy may be full."