Friday, July 04, 2008

Day to Remember!

We are free.
It is a blessing to be free.
Living in this country is an amazing gift when we remember.
To be free requires real responsibility.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Our Declaration of Independence.

With freedom comes responsibility, not to make others free, but rather to allow them to be free to choose their way and their destiny as long as it does not interfere with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I ask myself, “Is there any way I am interfering with the right of others?
How might I be supporting rules, warfare, bearing arms, or defenses against my fellow humans that in some way restricts them and prevents them from growing into their inherited rights of life, liberty and happiness?”

I am here to be truly helpful.
I can be most helpful when I am free to choose life, liberty and happiness for myself.
I can be most freeing when I am first truly free.
In order to be fully free, I must also be responsible.
I am responsible for paying for what I claim.
I am responsible for the words I speak and how they are received.
I am responsible for my thoughts, good and bad, including erasing the negative ones.
I am responsible for my actions, who and how I interact.
I am responsible for my own self care.
I am responsible for the example I set.
I am responsible for how I treat children, the elderly and disabled.
I am responsible for how I talk about life and others and our world.
I am responsible for everything that I experience.
When I assume full responsibility for everything I experience, I truly am free.

Let us teach others how to live in freedom with responsibility:
By paying our bills on time,
By keeping our homes and cars well maintained,
By treating our resources with respect and gratitude,
By honoring our elders and those with wisdom,
By treating our place on the planet with high regard without insulting others,
By living with the highest quality of life everyday with everyone.

We can be more responsible and from this live in True Freedom.

I love, trust and free you to be the best You, Now and Always!
Betty Lue