Sunday Thoughts (let's talk freedom)
When I come to Nashville to visit the folks at 4Patriots, I always walk by the same store in the airport.
It's filled with t-shirts and hats and sweatshirts, with all kinds of little sayings and pictures of stick figures having fun and enjoying themselves.
It's got a simple message: Life is Good.
Sure, it's hokey. Don't we all aspire to have a good life?
I haven't met too many people who say, "I love being miserable!"
But sometimes, we miss the fact that life in America is indeed, pretty good. And we insist on making it bad for ourselves.
It's all about perception. How you look at your life determines what you do in life.
And your life is, when all is said and done, a summary of your actions.
So, if you want to change your life, and make it better, then you may need to change how you look at it.
Like focusing on what you have, not what you don't have.
And I think that idea… with all this crazy stuff going on in the world… is more important than ever.
Especially on July 4th.
Does our country have problems? Sure. But they pale in comparison to what others are going through.
America is a very, very good place to live. And Americans are the best people in the world. Don't let anything get in the way of that.
So this fourth of July I'm going to commit to being a good American. And you should too.
And I think if we all do that… then America will continue to be a great place for a long, long time.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.