Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 4, 2010 ~ Independence Day



Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. - Einstein



Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. - Stephen Covey



Just living is not enough, said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. - Hans Christian Anderson



As you barbecue the hamburgers and watch the fireworks this weekend, why not take a moment to appreciate what you have? Whether or not you are an American, chances are you have much to feel good about. Your friends, family, home (be it humble or grand), community, talents, passions -- and most important of all -- the freedom to choose what you'll focus on in any given moment. More than any other person or event, it is your focus that will ultimately determine your personal happiness. Use your freedom of thought wisely this weekend, and have a wonderful holiday!

3 comments:

Silke said...

Hear, hear! I second that!! Happy 4th of July, dear friend!! Love, Silke

Daniel said...

Happy Fourth to you, too, Beth. (Is this a new masthead image? I don't remember seeing it before. It's nice!)

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Wonderful quote, beautiful photos! I love the pic of the masts. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, and thanks for the reminder of why we have this day to come together!