On the birthday of our great nation, I am overwhelmed with our blessings. We live in a place that you can start from any situation, at any time in your life and make a success of yourself! One of my favorite quotes is from Ralph Marston and is certainly applicable at this celebration.
Today is a great day to celebrate freedom. It’s also a good time to remember to use your freedom wisely and responsibly.
When you are free to think, speak and act as you wish, anything is possible. It’s up to you to follow the best, most loving, beneficial and life-enhancing of those possibilities.
Freedom is best maintained by those who make good use of it. Rather than taking your freedom for granted, take it as a challenge to make a significant, continuing contribution to life.
The way to truly celebrate and show appreciation for freedom is to make it even more valuable for yourself and others. Follow those great opportunities that freedom makes possible.
You can choose how to live your life, and from that fact springs a never-ending flow of great possibilities. Whether life has been fulfilling or difficult, satisfying or disappointing, you can always choose to move forward toward a more rewarding place.
Celebrate and value your freedom today and every day with the way you live. You are free to choose, so always choose wisely.
— Ralph Marston
Happy Independence Day!