July 04, 2007


What does freedom mean to you?

For some people, freedom means not having to worry about money; for others it means having the love and support within a great relationship and still for others it could mean a simpler and more meaningful life.

What does it mean to you? I want you to really think about that for a few seconds...

Whatever your answer is, incorporate some freedom into your life today.

Here are some of my ideas:

  1. Switch off your cell phone (!) for an entire day.
  2. Do something that you absolutely love to do.
  3. Don’t log onto your computer for a weekend.
  4. Delete emails (my goal is at least 100 every day).
  5. Declutter – there is nothing as freeing as throwing things away (for me)
  6. Say no. And don’t justify your answer or apologise.
  7. Get down and play with a child.

What other ideas do you have?

P.S. Happy Independence Day to my US readers!

P.P.S. Did you know that freedom is MY number 1 value? What is yours?


Loving Annie said...

Happy July 4th to you, Marcia !

Thank you for the comment that you left on my blog this morning !

I'm glad that I came over here to visit ! Those were 7 very good ideas on helping to malke your life simpler and more meaningful !

Your profile makes a lot of sense to me, and there are people who definitely need your help !
I'm an organizing junkie myself, and it brings me great peace and satisfaction to have everything tidy and it its place.
Lack of clutter lets things in life flow effectively (and is good for feng shui too !)

Will be back to visit and read more of your posts !

Loving Annie

Marcia said...

Thanks very much for your kind and thoughtful comments, Loving Annie

annie said...

Hi Marcia!
I am a little ocd about deleting or filing away needed emails. I have so many categories... like: orders (for things I've ordered online to keep track of order no.s etc.), blog comments to keep, izzy's aiahp stuff ... etc.
What do you mean exactly by it being your #1 value, I would need more info to determine mine :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Saying "No," without justifying or apologizing...and if I can do it without also feeling GUILTY...That is certainly very freeing for me!

Barb said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my post about my husband losing his job, Marcia.

We are greatly encouraged that God is in control this time. I'm done trying to figure it out. I think I'll let the One who knows the plan handle it this time. And of course, the news that a new grandchild is on the way has greatly softened the blow.

What a buffer between despair and hope a new baby is!