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.
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.
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