Happy Fourth of July!
Today in the United States we celebrate freedom (technically independence, but freedom feels sooooo much better). Freedom is one of my all time favorite words, and one of my highest held values.
Freedom ~ (noun) the power to determine action without restraint
We all have ways in which we seek freedom ~ and if freedom isn’t your word try happiness. Joy. Love.
We seek these things in big ways, but what about the every day?
It’s relatively easy to find freedom in travel or on a boat where you can’t see land.
Piece of cake to feel love when you’re in a loving relationship.
Joy – easy as pie when you’re with friends that make you laugh.
But what about the days when you’re solo? When the grind is a little too much.
When you’ve had it up to “here” with traffic/the kids/your co-workers.
How do you find freedom/joy/love/happiness/____ then?
The challenge: seek freedom in your every day.
You know the big ways – find the small ones.
How do you create it, each and every day?
In pursuit of happiness.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
~ Toni Morrison