Frey Freyday – Freedom

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect,
smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

free·dom-[ˈfrēdəm] NOUN
– the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue
to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The
power to choose, to respond, to change. Stephen Covey

Money won’t create success; the freedom to make it will. Nelson Mandela

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor
E. Frankl

Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. Jean-Paul Sartre

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among
these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson


Freedom – we all define it differently but in so many ways…basically freedom is the ability to do what we want; to go where we want, to be what we want, to say what we want. We take many freedoms in this country for granted – free speech, the ability
to earn a living as we please, to travel where and when we want, and generally to live as we want. 


We might feel ‘enslaved’ or trapped by a job, relationship, a situation. Maybe its freedom from a bad habit. Free from sin? Guilt? Disease? Often we discuss
financial freedom – what does that specifically mean? What have others done to get out of similar situations? Others have become ‘free’, can we follow their success? How can you be free of that thing?


We all want freedom – or at least we say it. Many times I know I’ve said that I wanted to be free of something so that I could really go for it. But then
I actually get a chance to really go for it and that freedom is a little scary.


We all say we want freedom but sometimes the security of limitations is comforting and freedom is intimidating.


With freedom there is growth and change. This is good for us. We are living, growing beings and growth and change is good and natural. Depending on our
perspective and how we frame it, these can be good things or things that make us uneasy.


What if you had freedom to do exactly what you wanted to earn a living? Would you do it?

What if you had financial freedom so that all your bills were paid – what then would you do with your time? Your life?


Often we believe that we’re tied to one thing or another and that we have no freedom.

Often our own beliefs limit us and take away freedom, consciously or unconsciously.


Did you ever take just a moment to define what freedom means to you? What does freedom look like?

How can you pursue it if you don’t define it? 

Also take a moment to distinguish between what it means for us to be
from something and to be free to do
or be something.


Maybe freedom is just a state of mind? Like Bob Marley sings above, “None
but ourselves can free our minds”


Best wishes for freedom and happiness to you and yours…..

Frey Freyday was actually born
out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise
my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes
intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s
input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got
older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from…


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