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The Four Freedoms

Inspired by Americas Four Freedoms

In 1941, Franklin Roosevelt presented his reasons for American involvement in WWII.  In helping Britain, President Roosevelt stated, the United States was fighting for the universal freedoms that all people possessed…

The Four Freedoms

The first is the freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want – everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear – anywhere in the world.

Those “Four Freedoms” came to define America’s reasons for fighting in World War II. It symbolized America’s war aims and gave hope in the following years to a war-wearied people because they knew they were fighting for freedom.

I am thankful for my freedom everyday…more and more as I get older and yes…a bit wiser.  The fact that I am able to live my life “Free” to do what my heart leads to me to do…I am so thankful.  So when I have silly moments with my kids to secretly deliver gift bags on the eve of the 4th to friends front doors…we do it.

When I can put together a fun morning surprise of games, gifts, and glow sticks to get the kids excited for the 4th…you bet I do it.

And when I see my husband painting with my children and providing them the freedom to express themselves through art…I am all over it.

So let the freedom bell ring….loudly and proudly!

My fondest wishes to all for a blessed Independence Day to you and your families. I wish we all can continue to learn and absorb the majesty of what freedom and this country truly stand for historically as well as today.

“For you have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” Galatians 5:13