Each year, we celebrate our nation’s birth of freedom.  Therefore, it is an appropriate time to foster our personal freedom as well.  The following message can be a driving step forward in achieving this important goal.
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.  I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.  In ALL situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized.  If we treat people as they are we make them worse.  If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
~ Goethe