Right now, I am sitting in the cutest little coffee shop in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. The organic beans drew me, and the wifi solidified my visit. I want to post on being thankful for today, being thankful for our freedom.
I have been nestled in a beautiful cabin high in the mountains, but haven’t been able to work on my post for today!
But this post is an important one. Because I AM thankful for my freedom. I am thankful for the freedoms that we have in the United States. Even though, most days we complain because things can be so turbulent… do we have enough freedoms? Too many?
Either way, I look to the constitution of our country, and hope that we stick close to that.
Just to clarify, I hold to the belief that just because I don’t agree with you on something, doesn’t mean I hate you. Just because we are enjoying the different freedoms that this country allows, doesn’t mean that I hate you.
Don’t forget why we enjoy these freedoms
Everyday in this country, there is fighting over one thing or another. We are fighting over our beliefs. Why, in a free country, do we think that everyone must agree with us? Why do we fight with those that hold to a different belief?
I am a Christian. But that doesn’t mean that I will fight with a person of a different religion, or lifestyle. You have rights as well as I do.
I believe that God has given us the choice of free will. And living in a country with freedoms like we have, this free will/ freedom muscle is able to be exercised.
We can debate on all kinds of things, but in the end we all have opportunity to choose. Make right or wrong choices- according to the law, our religion, or our inner voice. We can also chose to live amongst others in love, or in turmoil.
I can have a conversation with you on my beliefs and why I think God is amazing, why life with Him has been literally life changing. But at the end of the day, we can walk away from each other more educated on other people’s views. Maybe we can change someone’s mind or show them the faults in their viewpoint… but at the end of the day, when I lay my head on my pillow, I know I have lived, loved, and done what God’s will was for my day.
And if I came across you, I am thankful that you allowed me to exercise MY freedoms. And I hope you feel the same.
Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day, America! Thank you for our freedoms. Thank you for letting us live in a country that we can believe what we want, and exercise those beliefs.
But we also have to remember that with much freedom comes much responsibility. It is your responsibility to remember that we are ALL free, not just you (not just me).
Let’s live together in respect and love, even if we don’t agree.
I appreciate you so much! Thank you for stopping by today, and have an amazing Independence Day (if you are in the US). Or just have an amazing day! I’m so blessed that you have stopped by today. I hope to see you back again soon!
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