Tuesday, March 6, 2012
As I was running errands today, I realized at one moment that I could see 5 flags all at once. Five American flags at five businesses, waving in the wind.
I was immediately grateful for this symbol of freedom and for the freedoms I enjoy in many ways.
I am blessed with political freedom. I have opinions and that's good.
I am blessed with religious freedom. I can worship where and how I choose.
My days are blessed with freedom. I set my schedule. I do things around here the way I want to.
We are only in debt for house and school loans - that brings financial freedom.
I am blessed with freedom that comes from using a budget. Strider is so good about helping us with this one. (I get so happy when it's grocery envelope payday).
I am blessed with a cell phone that gives me freedom to roam and know that my kids or family can still reach me.
I enjoy freedom in my marriage to be an equal partner with my husband. He is not a dictator, but instead lovingly cares for me and is aware of my needs.
I am blessed with a reliable car that gives me the freedom to run this household with peace of mind.
I am also blessed with freedom to make choices every day - good and bad. I'm thankful for a Heavenly Father who made agency a priority in His plan. I am still working on so many self improvements, but He lets me choose every day. And sometimes I fail, and it's okay.
I love my freedom.