Independence Day Quotes

  • 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

  •                                               “From every mountain side
                                                         Let Freedom ring.”
                                                        ~Samuel F. Smith

                                    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.
6.  Play
     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.