Celebrating Freedom-Happy Birthday America!

As we celebrate America’s Birthday today, it’s hard to not think about the word Freedom.

According to Dictionary.com, Freedom is “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.”

For me, freedom applies to many areas of my life.

First and foremost, I’m thankful for the freedom I have in my relationship with Jesus.  Without Him, I would not have freedom from sin. This doesn’t mean I never sin…I’m only human after all and sin every day.  But, because of what He did for me, I know when I confess my sins, He is faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me of all unrighteousness.  As a Christian I strive to sin less and to instead be more like Him every day.  There is so much freedom in knowing He is with me every moment.

I’m also thankful for the freedom’s I have as a US Citizen.  Even with everything going on in this country today, I still believe it is the greatest country on this earth.  Hopefully today we can be reminded of the freedoms we do have and not dwell on freedoms we think we may not have.

And lastly, I’m thankful for the freedom I have to be able to own my own business.  There are so many opportunities these days to have your own business.  It provides a LOT of freedom in life that you don’t have with a 9-5 in office job. It’s a lot of hard work, that’s for sure, but there is a lot of reward as well, including the freedom to work when you want from where you want. I hope to never take that for granted.

I hope you and your family have a very blessed and safe 4th of July celebrating the freedom’s you most cherish.

Donna Edge, CPA