Freedom. The thought sends different scenarios through our minds. Chains, bondage, prison, incarceration, riding a bike on a country lane, speeding a Harley through the black hills, sneaking out of work early heading to the Beach! You get it; you understand where I am going with this. But think about this for one moment. My wife, Gail, has instilled in our children a few words of wisdom that has naturally influenced my life: “Never let anyone steal your joy.”
I oftentimes equate freedom with joy. When one is truly free, they are joyful. I agree with Gail, we should never allow someone to take our joy by allowing us to give it to them. So do not worry about others taking your joy; we can only give them our joy and in essence give them our freedom. You control your joyfulness, no one can take it from you- you must give it to them! Don’t give it away leaving you damaged; you will lose your freedom!
So what really is freedom? We all have our definitions, but I am aligned with Caroline on this one- “Being absolutely true to your self is – Freedom.”
Enjoy this powerful video, snaps you back to the reality that you can accomplish anything you decide, but you must be true to your limits and capabilities.
Enjoy your week.