“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.” —Marquis de Lafayette

This year on July 4th while we celebrate the birth of our nation—whether it be by going to the beach, a picnic with friends and family, watching fireworks display, or all three—let’s also take a moment to be grateful for the freedoms we are allowed.

We have the freedom of choice. We can choose where we want to live, and move if we change our minds. We can work in our professional field of interest. We have the ability and means to express our thoughts and opinions openly.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” —Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

The right to pursue happiness was included in our declaration of independence. So, celebrate this coming holiday with whichever activities bring you the most joy. It’s what our founding fathers wanted.

Thank you, Vijay, for allowing me to guest write for Friday Food for Thought!

Have a great weekend!

—Meg

About Friday Food for Thought (FFfT)

I frequently attend conferences and retreats on entrepreneurship and leadership and while I am away, the J2 team picks up the slack, allowing me to learn to be better at what I do. I wanted to share what I was learning with my team, so I created the weekly FFfT emails in November of 2015 and have been writing them ever since.

Before long, the J2 staff began sharing the FFfT emails with their friends and family and now other leaders have asked to be included, which led to the creation of this newsletter. I hope you enjoy!

“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.” —Marquis de Lafayette

This year on July 4th while we celebrate the birth of our nation—whether it be by going to the beach, a picnic with friends and family, watching fireworks display, or all three—let’s also take a moment to be grateful for the freedoms we are allowed.

We have the freedom of choice. We can choose where we want to live, and move if we change our minds. We can work in our professional field of interest. We have the ability and means to express our thoughts and opinions openly.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” —Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

The right to pursue happiness was included in our declaration of independence. So, celebrate this coming holiday with whichever activities bring you the most joy. It’s what our founding fathers wanted.

Thank you, Vijay, for allowing me to guest write for Friday Food for Thought!

Have a great weekend!

—Meg

About Friday Food for Thought (FFfT)

I frequently attend conferences and retreats on entrepreneurship and leadership and while I am away, the J2 team picks up the slack, allowing me to learn to be better at what I do. I wanted to share what I was learning with my team, so I created the weekly FFfT emails in November of 2015 and have been writing them ever since.

Before long, the J2 staff began sharing the FFfT emails with their friends and family and now other leaders have asked to be included, which led to the creation of this newsletter. I hope you enjoy!

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