Every 4th of July I always think of our founding fathers and the steps they took to ensure our freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness when they signed the Declaration of Independence. Why is it I primarily think of freedom only on the patriotic holidays (i.e. Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, etc.) Have I shut down and become numb to our inherent birthright to be free? What does being and living free really mean? I have the ability to freely choose my thoughts, words, deeds and actions. Freedom actually begins with a thought and that thought can lead to more life for all.
What if I change my focus to gratefully acknowledge all of my amazing freedoms (freedom of thought, etc.) on a daily basis? What one focuses on expands. When I appreciate, acknowledge, and take action on freedom thoughts, I am expanding and bringing change into my world. And when I change, the whole world changes. I invite you to begin to explore your thoughts on freedom – may they bring you peace, expansion, and joy.
FREEDOM BY EXAMPLE COMMUNITY MEMBER