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The Beach

I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange gifts. You just go the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun.

—James Lafferty

Duff here. Mom told Me a story about a Fourth of July She celebrated in Bellingham, Washington. She was on the Beach. The Day was warm and Mellow. But by the time for Fireworks, the Fog rolled in. Dense fog. Really Damp and Wet. I’m not sure I would have Enjoyed that, but there She was. Living unstuck.

A Small Girl with her Grandmother was sitting in front of Her. The Little One was playing on the Grass and having a Fabulous time. Her Nana was aware of Her but not Keeping a Real Close eye, if You know what I mean. Suddenly, the Wee Girl took Her tube of Granulated Candy and carefully Poured its Contents, a little at a time, into Grandma’s purse until the Tube was empty. There was No Way to stop Her, for the damage was Done after the first tip of the Container. With the Wet Beach Air, Mom could only imagine the Sticky result and elected Not to inform the Caregiver. Time enough for Damage repair later. Why spoil a perfectly good Celebration? Living unstuck.

How about You? Did You have a fun time over the Fourth of July? Were there Mishaps that Turned into Fun stories? I say: Look for The Delights, make good Memories and have Fun Times. It works Out well. Live unstuck. #unstuck-living#the-beach

With Freedom Comes Responsibility

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Duff here. Freedom? To some, it means the Ability to Worship as They choose. Others may see Freedom as being Free to Travel. Moving from Alabama to Colorado? A cultural change . . . and Freedom to Do So. Free to Choose Your own Way of Life. Mom is grateful to be in a Country where She is free to run a business as a Woman. All living unstuck. And all requiring some Responsibilities in return.

For Me, Freedom is sashaying through a Large meadow next to My Home. I ramble about, checking Out messages from Friends. Or Discovering Something Very New: the Sight of a Raccoon, the Surprise of Hail on My fur. And yes, even I have obligations. Staying out of Range of the Raccoon. Getting out from Under the hail. And most importantly, Coming to Mom when She calls Me. (I know I am in Deep Trouble if My Entire Name is used. You know. That infamous Middle Name that heralds Problems.) My Freedom can be Severely Curtailed if I don’t comply. That’s not unstuck.

How about you? Do You enjoy Your Freedom? Or do You even recognize it? I say: Take a Look. Consider the Responsibilities associated with Your Choices. And be Grateful. I Myself am grateful for the Men and Women who gave (and give) so Much that We can live in Freedom. Take a moment and Salute Them. We live unstuck because of The Sacrifices They made. #unstuck-living#memorial-day