We are so very lucky here in the United States. We can express our freedom every day from the time we get up to the time we turn out the lights. It’s rare that we even think about most of them. Every day we are free to make all sorts of choices for ourselves. I have listed some below.
1. Free to say what you want.
Although sometimes saying what’s on my mind gets me into trouble. Does that ever happen to you? Do the words slip out of your mouth before you’ve had a chance to think about the impact those words will have?
2. Free to do what you want.
On this Independence Day we can choose how we spend the day. Are you going to or involved in a parade? Maybe you are going to a picnic? Perhaps you are hosting a backyard party and then going to watch fireworks. It’s a day full of choices which we are each free to make for ourselves.
3. Free to express your opinion.
Can we agree that everyone is entitled to their opinion – they do not have to agree with you, and you do not have to agree with them?
4. Free to go where you want to.
There are very few restrictions on us as to where we can go. Usually, these restrictions make sense. For instance, you can’t walk onto a movie set or into a recording studio unless invited.
5. Free to travel.
It’s relatively easy to travel inside the continental United States. Airplanes, trains, buses, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and your feet can get you where you want to go.
6. Free to choose your life partner.
Aren’t we lucky!
7. Free to choose how to spend your time.
I mean to say we are free to choose how we spend our time when we aren’t working or in school or involved in some other activity to which we have a commitment. We can decide to stay in bed all day, to read a book, to watch tv, to tour a garden. We can spend our time the way which makes sense to each one of us.
8. Free to dress the way that appeals to you.
You decide. Do you like to have coordinating clothes or do you like to mix it up? My granddaughter has a delightfully fun fashion sense. She is 3 ½ years old and decides for herself every day what she will wear. The other day she wore floral leggings with a pink and white patterned dress. Huge sunglasses completed her look. It was her choice.
9. Free to organize your home in a way that makes sense to you.
People sometimes ask me what is the best way to organize this space. My answer is always the best way is the way that works for and appeals to you. You are the one living in the home. You are free to organize the space your way. I will offer suggestions, but you will decide what works best for you.
10. Free to be you.
As Bruno Mars sings you are perfect “Just the way you are”. Be you.
This is just a short sampling of some of the freedoms we take for granted in the United States of America. Which one of these means the most to you? I hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Happy Independence Day!
Diane N. Quintana is a Certified Professional Organizer® ,a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization®, Master Trainer and owner of DNQ Solutions, LLC and co-owner of Release●Repurpose●Reorganize, LLC based in Atlanta, Georgia.