Fourth of July Wishes
May you enjoy a sense of independence – not so much of it that you feel isolated, but enough that allows you to appreciate your freedoms.
May you appreciate the simplest of freedoms (the ability to breathe, to breathe fresh air, to appreciate beauty, to change your mind, to speak your mind, to feel what you feel, to be kind, to decide what you pay attention to, etc.). The act of mindfulness is an act of freedom.
May you feel more that you “get to” rather than “have to”.
May you witness fireworks that light up your night sky or darkest night and that give you a sense of awe.
May you enjoy the many fruits of independence, dependence and interdependence that come from healthy relationships.
May you have a peaceful and safe fourth.
“Fight for a just cause; love your fellow man; live a good life.” – William Bowers Bourn
“If you can walk you can dance; if you can talk you can sing” – African saying
“As I walked out of the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela
I’d love to hear from you – what freedoms do you celebrate and what inspires you about Independence Day?
To explore more satisfying ways to experience independence and interdependence in your relationships, contact me for an individual or couples therapy session.
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Listening with Heart
Cindi Rivera, MFT
Marriage, Family Therapist
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