Let me guess…”FREEDOM” to you meant FREE to take off for the weekend; FREE to eat and drink to your heart’s content; FREE to sleep in and take it easy; FREE to see friends you haven’t for a while; FREE to do the American Dream “thing” and coast through a long weekend.
Hopefully, in spots and spells, though, you respectfully reflected on the significance of July 4th…perhaps even mulled over the expansive definition of FREEDOM. Indeed the onomatopoetic power of this simple word sings of open fields, endless choices, lawless future, and flight of the imagination.
It also offers to drop our own chains of that which holds us back…which we have allowed to hold us back. FREEDOM urges us to let the past go, but never forget its value. For countless nations, including ours, FREEDOM comes from forgiveness of faults, fumbles and fights. If our country can do it…perhaps you can stand up and do the same.
Copyright 2011 by Kimberlie Dykeman.
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