As Fourth of July Weekend winds down, what a great time to think about abundance.
As many Americans (including myself) worry about the price of gas, the price of food, and just how looming is a throwback to the late-70s?…it’s also appropriate to focus on just how fortunate we are as Americans.
We enjoy some amazing freedoms.
We eat whenever we want.
We talk with whomever we choose.
We read whatever source we desire.
I had lunch with my parents on the Fourth of July and believe it or not, I pulled out my pocket copy of the Constitution. I really did that. I started re-reading it the other day when the United States Supreme Court threw out a DC law banning guns. I wanted to find out if the justices got it right…solely based on the word of our supreme law of the land. According to my political and legal training, the majority did not interpret the framers’ words correctly. My step-father was on the fence. My mother didn’t comment. The very fact we could sit in a bistro in the middle of the day in a suburb of Minneapolis and not worry about carrying on this conversation in any tone is a credit to the number of rights we Americans are privileged to have.
An abundance that makes the price at the pump seem like something we can handle.
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