I hope you all had a nice Fourth of July. I pretty much vegged out and got caught up on some of the work from the day job I missed while I out of town for the RWA conference. I got through some mail and worked on some proposed closings of cases. Not a great way to celebrate my freedom, but you know what? It really was. I live in a country where I’m free to chose what I want to do and when.  I can chose where I want to travel or if I want to stay home. I chose to go to New York last week and I’ve chosen to go to Italy in 10 days. The last time I was in Italy,  I was astounded by the number of billboards and postings on the walls of the buildings dealing with the socialist party. It was right before elections in their country and I guess I was naive  enough to believe that everyone would want the freedoms associated with a great country like ours.

Before you think I’m getting all political on you, I’m really not. I’m just counting my blessings and the pure luck of being born here on American soil. I love this place- even with all the issues we sometimes perceive that we have, it’s still the best place on the planet.

Jillian and Danica


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10 Responses to Freedoms

  1. danicaavet says:

    LOL, great picture! I can’t remember when we took it though. Wow, what a week! I’m so not the jet-setting type because all I wanted to do was sleep when I got home (for 2 days).


  2. Jeff Salter says:

    You’re absolutely right … this is the best nation on the earth.
    Not perfect, of course. And sometimes imbeciles are elected to govern us — at ALL levels.
    But it’s better than any other system of society.
    No other country has our freedoms and many/most people of every other country would rather be here if they could.
    I love the fact that I could hop in my truck and drive from the Atlantic to the Pacific without having to show my ‘papers’ to anybody … or having to get anybody’s permission. No hotel in American will lock up my ‘passport’ while I’m staying there.
    God bless America.


  3. Lavada Dee says:

    I so agree that to truly appreciate our freedoms you need to travel in other countries. And, I was not only blessed to be born an American I was born to amazing parents. Thanks for the reminder.


  4. Laurie Ryan says:

    Well said, Jillian. I find it very interesting to compare our nation’s beliefs to others. It really makes one prouder still of where we live. Have a great time in Italy! Don’t bring home any of those hunky Italian guys. Hmmm. On second thought… lol Have a blast! and safre travels, my friend.


  5. Micki Gibson says:

    Rock on, Jillian! We celebrated the holiday pretty much the same way. And hallelujah that we are blessed to live in this country where we are free to choose where we go and what we do. I also agree that that is a fantastic photo of you and Danica! (I’m impressed that you remembered what you wore each day.)


    • LOL! I DO remember because when I travel, I make a packing list with an outfit for each function. That comes from my DAR days when I traveled for them- there were so many dinners, speeches, etc and there was never enough time to change and, so I wouldn’t have to think and decide what to put on for each thing, I did a list of each outfit and what I was going to wear to what. I still do- I know it makes me sound OCD but there it is. LOL!


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