Wednesday, August 4

TGIF: Romance and Choosing Freedom

A few days ago my husband asked me what I wanted for Valentine's Day.  This is a holiday that neither of us is really fond of.  The pressure of being told that this is the day to express our true love.  Really?  We both find that love needs expressing more than once a year and the pressure of this day actually makes it the hardest day to express love on.  Jam packed with everyone else in chocolatiers and florists and fancy restaurants.  This year I am grateful he asked me what I wanted and I told him the truth.  I want a new controller for our game machine so that we can play my favorite video games together at home all day on Saturday.  We get to define what romance means to us and I am grateful to know this lesson of freedom from societal pressure.  (Oh and his response: "I'm a lucky guy!")

What lesson of freedom are you grateful for?

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects

and enhances the freedom of others."  Nelson Mandela

Photo by Chrysty Hendrick
Photo by Chrysty Hendrick

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