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!
Beth is a creative Mainer, constant dreamer, retired writer, passionate beader, positive thinker, and cancer survivor. "I am a woman who feels blessed to live in the great state of Maine. I enjoy being creative in many ways: making bracelets, taking pictures, creating unique greeting cards, making monoprints, and much more."