Independence Day Quotes
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- In a letter to his wife, John Adams wrote:
- The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America.
- I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.
- It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
With freedom I am a captain; I am a pirate; I am an admiral; I am a scout; I am the eagle souring overhead; I am the north star guiding a crew; I am the ship itself; I am whatever I choose to be.”
~Richelle E. Goodrich
The Second 10 Commandments
1. Exercise Thy Body
If you don't use it, you'll lose it. A famous physician once wrote, "If exercise came in a pill
bottle, it would be the most widely prescribed medicine of all."
2. Exercise Thy Mind
A sound mind in a sound body... Again, if you don't use it, you'll lose it.
Read, write, go back to school, exchange ideas, be creative, be reflective. Learn something
new every day, and share what you learn with others.
3. Exercise Thy Spirit
Read inspirational and/or scriptural works. Don't be afraid to be open and loving. Give - and
allow others to give to you.
Be sure there's balance in your life: time alone, time with one other person, and time with two
or more other people (group activities).
4. Exercise Thy Willpower
Examine your habits - the ones you want to develop, and the ones you want to change. Then
set goals and make those changes.
5. Have a Happy Heart
Smile. Laugh. Live. Create. Share surprises. Help others find joy and purpose in their lives.
Schedule time for pure play, and find ways throughout your day to have fun.
7. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry - Sensibly
Don't eat or drink or do anything else to excess. Don't take stupid chances.
8. Give Up Guilt, Regret, and Depression
Let go of the past and move on. Decide what's wrong (not who's wrong), and take action.
9. Fear Not the Future
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. The future's not
totally in your control, but if you take care of today, most of the future will take care of itself.
10. Live Now
Learn from the past, plan for the future, and live in the present.
Love others, and yourself, appropriately - now. Look for leaders (living, dead, or imagined)
who are worthy of admiration, and imitate their good qualities.
Pursue and preserve healthy relationships; you become like those you are with.