On July 4th, the United States celebrate her independence from Great Britain with festivities all over the country. It’s personally my favorite holiday as it falls in the summer and there are fireworks! I love going to see the fireworks in downtown Chicago and spend time with friends. It’s also a great time to reflect on the privilege our fore fathers bestowed on us by allowing freedom. Perhaps not a perfect nation (although I find perfection in imperfection), yet we have so many freedoms that other world citizens currently don’t have.
Wherever you are in your life today, whether you are living the life of your dreams or dealing with contrasting experiences, I encourage you to look at the freedoms given to you. You have the freedom to choose. Perhaps it doesn’t always feel like it during a contrasting experience, but you truly do. You have the freedom to choose love over fear. You have the freedom to choose peace over war. You have the freedom to choose kindness over hatred. You have the freedom to choose flow over stagnation. You have the freedom to choose empowerment over victimization.
Today I ask you to celebrate your freedom. Today I ask you to appreciate your freedom. Today I ask you to take a moment and send loving thoughts of freedom out to ALL world citizens, especially those living in fear over love. One-by-one, thought-by-thought we can bring more love and less fear into the world by loving yourself, others, and life.
“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” ~ Voltaire
“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~ Robert Frost
“Everything can be taken from a man but…the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Victor Frankl
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ~ Gandhi
AFFIRMATION: I am free to live my best life.
~ Michael McDonald
~ George Michael
~ Elton John
~ Bobby Darin
For the next week, I invite you to celebrate your freedom and independence by choosing to:
Live your highest self without fear of failure, disapproval, or rejection.
Recognize how amazing you are as a part of this wonderful world filled with billions of unique people.
Affirm your freedom as YOU choose your destiny; YOU choose your dreams; and YOU choose your desires.
See the positive in any given set of circumstances knowing you are free to make the right choice for you
Send loving thoughts to others who live in a state of fear over love.
Mostly, my wish for you is a week filled with gratitude and appreciation for your freedom of where you are today, where you’ve been, and where you will go by knowing every experience you have serves a purpose in your soul’s growth.
Until next time, shine bright, bold, and free!
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.