Written by: Scott Dinsmore
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“The last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
-Dr. Viktor E Frankl
How often have you stopped to think about how free you are?
In the U.S., today is the day we’ve decided to celebrate our freedom. But with all the BBQ, beer, fireworks and fun, it’s all too easy to forget the importance of such a word.
While today may be a subtle reminder for some of us, we must embrace and cherish our freedom every day. It’s all around us. And it’s so easy to take for granted.
Today and everyday forward, I encourage you to embrace what we have at our fingertips. Make the below a part of your everyday life and allow yourself to live freely.
What makes us, as humans, free?
We are free to spend time with the people we love.
We are free to smile, laugh and play to our hearts content.
We are free to have an idea and create a career out of it.
We are free to read and learn and to use our knowledge to teach and help others.
We are free to be as healthy and treat our bodies with as much respect as we want.
And most importantly, as Viktor Frankl taught us, every person in this world is free to choose their thoughts. We are all free to choose the meaning we give to life’s occurrences. No matter our circumstances, however wonderful or terrible, no one can take our freedom to choose our recations to what life throws our way.
Life will not always go right. In fact at times it may feel like it’s gone terribly wrong. That’s all part of the journey. It is during these crucibles that it is on each of us to choose the meaning that most serves our life situation.
Freedom is an amazingly powerful part of life. Some of us have it all and some of us wish we had more, but we all have the most important freedom of all.
Choose your thoughts wisely. They are the only thing that can’t be taken away.
What do you do to feel free on a daily basis? What empowering meanings do you give to your experiences? Share in the comments section below.