Ripples #736: Freedom’s Responsibility.

By June 30, 2013June 9th, 2014Ripples

Ripples #736: Freedom’s Responsibility.
For our tribe of busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
1 July 2013

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
-Elbert Hubbard

For to be free
is not merely to cast off one’s chains,
but to live in a way
that respects and enhances
the freedom of others.
-Nelson Mandela

This week we in the USA celebrate our country’s Independence Day (and Happy Canada Day to our friends to the north!). How about we ALL spend a few moments savoring the RIGHTS granted to us through our civic/cultural freedoms? This week’s quotes remind us to also ponder the RESPONSIBILITIES that come along with freedom. Whether these gifts were handed to us or earned, I believe that the whole world improves when we each take on a piece of the responsibility to help those who have less than us. Think about it…and if you can find a way to ACT that will enhance the freedom of others this week, I think you’ll enjoy your own freedom even more.

Peace to you…and Freedom, too!
The Ripples Guy

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