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 to 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:
“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”– Noam Chomsky
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”– William Faulkner
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.
Guaranteed Sale Program
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.
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.
Let us help the kids
Another wrong we are on a mission to help right is the indictment that life sometimes gives young people a raw deal. Particularly in the way of their health. Hence our support of the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Central Florida.
As part of our Go Serve Big mission statement, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for RMHCCF. Their work in helping families with room and board as their child fights through nasty debilitating diseases like cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, and a myriad of other childhood diseases Their service is second to none! And as the leading not for profit home away from home in our area, you probably know they need sponsorships and donations to continue their leading-edge care and keep families expenses to a minimum. We are committed to donating a portion of our income from home sales to this very worthy cause.
YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE KIDs overcome sickness, pain, and setbacks, providing a home and meals for their families as they battle in the hospitals.
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 kids at the Children’s Hospital 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 407-566-2555.
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. Go Serve Big!!!