Land of the FREE, Home of the Brave

Today we celebrate Independence Day!  

HISTORY: it all started because on July 4th 1776 the US adopted the Declaration of Independence and the United States of America was no longer a part of the British Empire. We became a new nation!  Today we celebrate our freedom with fireworks, families, cookouts, fun and yoga of course.

The word Freedom is often linked to this holiday which got me thinking...

What does it mean to be free?  The dictionary definition of FREE is not under the control or in the power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes.  

I made a list of activities that I choose. I choose to Be outside. I enjoy walking, hiking or being in or near a body of water. I choose to teach and practice yoga. I spend time with my husband Chris and quality time with my sister, family and friends. I travel, pray, and enjoy time alone. I choose to meditate and write in my  journal. I drink fresh water and eat delicious food, and enjoy cold delicious rose with friends.

I do these things because they are what I value in my life.  Today may we celebrate & honor all the people from the past and present who have fought, worked, marched, and who keep our freedom sacred.  May we respect each person’s right to be free in our communities and most of all “use of our freedom to serve one another in love” Galatians 5:13

Namaste & Happy Birthday America!