Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

A short message from me on the day that stands for liberty and freedom. I love the United States and what it stands for all over the world. A friend of mine from France came over when he was fully grown and after being in New York for just a few days he said, “The great thing about this country is that anything is possible.” And that is true. No matter where you start from, you can become a star, you can rise above your beginnings, you can be happy on your own terms.

And that is my message for you today. Try to be happy on your own terms. Find out who you are and then try to create a life that is right for that person. Recently I talked about the writer Paula Fox. In one of her short stories she quotes another writer who said “When you start to live a life that is a copy of someone else’s, you stop living.”

I think many people do this. And why do some many American faces look disappointed? They are not living their own lives. They are living a life someone else told them would be good.

So in this day that stands for freedom, do not forget to live your own life.

(dog photo via flickr blog)

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