We assume the rights of freedom and debate its boundaries in politics, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally?
Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; it is malleable and personal, always shifting shape depending on where you find yourself standing and the angle of the slanting light.
My personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent myself as I see myself to be, not having to hide or disguise who I am in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of my top three values.
Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. My actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms, and so this is the dance of conscience. Will what I want conflict with what others want or need? If so, how can I have the personal autonomy I need while respecting the freedom of those around me?
I believe there is always a path for mutual free expression when we respect one another. Today, as we prepare to celebrate Freedom Month, I offer the following quotes as food for thought and as writing prompts: (see inside for details)
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” ― William Faulkner
“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” ― Noam Chomsky
And I leave you with these questions: Which, if any, of these quotes resonate with you? What do you believe about freedom and how do you describe or define it for yourself?
“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.”
Beautiful famous words. Those words really come to life for us when you consider the idea of owning real estate, especially your own home.
In today’s market, many homeowners really want to make a move but are finding themselves in a Catch 22 – whether to sell first or buy first. They don’t want to end up getting stuck owning two homes or none at all.
My solution to this dilemma is this guarantee: “Your Home Sold Guaranteed at a Price Agreeable to You or I’ll Buy It*” My own revolution, so to speak, that deals with the age-old indictment of whether to buy first or sell first.
My guaranteed sale program is a solution to ‘wrongs’ in real estate for homeowners experiencing the Catch 22. In fact, this is how successful businesses are built. Identify something that is a problem for people and solve it.
From providing food for the struggling and hungry through its many food pantries, to providing temporary housing for the displaced, abused, or homeless, as well as orphans. From the job programs for struggling neighbors trying to get back on their feet, to the many ways they lead the way in restoring lives one person and one community at a time. They do it through programs like the Summer Lunch Program, the Toy Shop, Market Place for poverty-stricken neighbors, Foster Care Programs, the MyRide Program, etc. They lead the way in restoring lives one person and one community at a time.
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As part of our Impacting Others to Prosper mission statement, we are on a mission to raise $35,000 for Knoxville Dream Center, LIVE-IT Ministries, and Smoky Mountain Children’s Home. We are committed to donating a portion of our income from home sales to this very worthy cause.
YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE COMMUNITY overcome sickness, pain, and setbacks.
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but the community will benefit as well.
Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling.
My number is 865-365-2280.
Just like the U.S. Declaration of Independence inspired many similar documents in other countries, I hope my newsletter this month inspires you to pursue happiness and join us in helping others do that as well.