Monday, September 23, 2013

The Value of Freedom
The purpose of the 7 Daily Nuggets is to teach us what we need to know to live a prosperous life; the things that we may not have learned or are not currently learning in church, school, home or at work. Let’s apply what we learn here and share these nuggets with others. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

What does freedom mean to you?

What freedoms you value the most in your life?

Where there is freedom there is prosperity. It is so easy to take for granted what we grew up with. Freedoms must be protected if we are to pass them to the next generation. It is easy to lose what we don’t even know we have. 

The best way to value our freedoms is to travel to places where certain freedoms are not present. It is our responsibility to pass onto the next generation the freedoms we received from those that came before us. Is that the case in our nations today? Why is government size, controls, legislations, taxation, etc. increasing? 

Have we taken full responsibility for our lives so we can enjoy, protect, and propagate our freedoms?

I don’t know what freedom means to you. Spend some time thinking about what freedoms you value most. As for me, here are words that come to mind when I think of my freedoms.
1.    Read. Write. Speech. Education. Leadership.
2.    Religion. Worship.
3.    Property. Use of property.
4.    Association. Assembly. Family. Friends.
5.    Choice. Work. Investment of time and money. Health.
6.    Travel. Hobbies. Fun.
7.    Pursue dreams. Help others.

What freedoms do you value the most? Remember that with each freedom comes a corresponding responsibility.

Leave your thoughts, comments.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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