Freedom. When I think of the word freedom I can not prevent myself from simultaneously thinking of happiness. Without freedom we could inevitably not pursue happiness. It's seen all across the world that countries who imprison their people and strip them of their freedom are made up of a tired, hostile, broken people. While I don't think of it as often as I should, I am very thankful for the freedom I have in America. I am free to marry the man I love. I am free to live where I want. I am free to do and say what I want, with the exception of some necessary laws in place. I am free to be educated and voice my own opinion. I am free to choose my own path and become someone I want to be, rather than what someone else dictates me to be. I am free to be happy. Though we are all accustomed to our country and sometimes overlook what we consider common, the diversity that freedom offers America is truly amazing. It shows the prized opportunity that people move their families here for. The opportunity that hundreds of thousands have willing died to protect. We are blessed to live in such a free country!
|At a parade when I was little :)|