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At What Price Freedom ?

on July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th to everyone!  I’ve seen many emails and Facebook postings today regarding this special holiday and what it stands for.  The common word across all messages is “Freedom”.  Freedom to lead our lives the way we feel is best, freedom from tyranny and abuse of power.  Freedom from those that would oppress us, and not have our best interests at heart, but only their own.

Freedom hard fought for and hopefully never taken for granted.  What, I wonder, would the Colonials think of us now?  They fled to this country to seek a better life, one full of rich promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I love this holiday and everything it stands for.  It always makes me think of family “together” time.  Probably only second to the Christmas / Hanukkah season in making plans to be together for family, food and festivities.   So as a single woman, how easy is it to find a way to celebrate a “family” based holiday?

And how similar is the quest for freedoms that the Pilgrims sought, and that we’ve been fighting for ever since, in our life as a divorced single woman (or even some married women who have lost their identity with the need to be ever supportive of the man in their lives and his aspirations)?  Did we leave oppression?  Do we seek the freedom to live our own life the best way we see fit without the abuse of the power over us that some husbands wielded?  Don’t we have the right for the pursuit of happiness?

Absolutely.

So today let Freedom ring for your life as a single woman in control of your own destiny.  It’s maybe not the life you planned for, but you can make the best of it with the way you value your freedom and choose to live a life of liberty.  When  you watch the fireworks tonight, or any other night, let those bursts of lights guide you to be the best person you can be with your new freedom.  Let your Freedom RING!

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One response to “At What Price Freedom ?

  1. wosouth@yahoo.com says:

    I am sitting alone in a beautiful garden waiting for a concert of a female singer /friend!

    I feel so good that I am free and not in a boring hopeless relationship!

    Celebrate life!

    Big hug!
    Sent from my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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