Happy Independence Day! Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Happy Independence Day! Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

I love Independence Day! The words alone make me feel footloose and fancy free!

No matter what your political leanings are or your opinion of the current US government administration, you have to admit: America’s Founding Fathers were awesome! They were radicals! And they were uber-smart! (Especially Thomas Jefferson who wrote the Declaration of Independence in only 17 freakin days!)

They even named a boring government document (to break our tie with Great Britain) with a marvelous name: “The Declaration of Independence”. They chose to liberate themselves from their lousy past and defined how they wanted to live.

“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, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” is one of the most well crafted, inspiring sentences of all time. Ever. This decree is so well known that we often take its meaning for granted, but it has so much heart that its difficult to believe it was written by a politician.

This Independence Day, I am choosing to celebrate the same way Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and all those other rad dudes (and obviously cool babes) did. I am letting go of my crappy past and other self-judgmental junk and defining and proclaiming how I chose to live: by the GoddessLife Declaration of Fabulousity! I hope you join me!

 


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