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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!

Monday Mottoes – #229

crHalf of the world dreams of freedom. The other half of the world dreams to be free from the responsibilities which come with freedom: taking care of yourself, taking care of others, making wise choices, managing your own time or money, healthy decisions in terms of diet and exercise, taking charge of your career and gainful employment, acting on opportunities and prioritizing—making things happen, spending time with your God, your mate, your children (in that order…)….

So many choices.

The vast majority would rather be automatons: eat the same meal on the same day each week, take theFreedom same route to school or work, ignore the mate and see if they go away, clean the refrigerator, or the bathroom, or the home only if guests are coming, stay in an underpaying job rather than try something new. Get up, go to work, come home, collapse.

Freedom means crafting a life. Living outside the box. Determining what IS your box-! Thinking and acting.

Which brings us to today’s motto:

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

crFrightening? Frightening.

Thank you, Eleanor: grow up, carry your own weight.

Quite an indictment. Quite a chance for a better life.

Speak up for the promotion. Invite the love interest on a date (for no particular “reason”). Update your resume. Nurture your friendships.

Sometimes just a word or two can put it all in perspective: grow up, carry your own weight.

You can do this!

Make it a great Monday, everyone!


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