We should take time to give thanks for the lessons from Orrin Woodward and the LIFE business ‘Freedom’ category. Freedom abounds when we learn and apply the right principles. There is something special when you begin to see changes in your life for the better in each of the 8 F categories. Could we ever ask for a better gift than in the areas of Faith, Relationships, Leadership, Finance, or Freedom? Let’s be thankful for the freedom to learn and apply this information.
Years ago our country was founded by a few men and women who came here seeking freedom for opportunity that this land offered. Looking out across the land today it seems like hardly anyone wants to give thanks for the opportunities that this free country provides. Instead, it seems like everyone just wants a little more of “what they deserve”. Freedom comes by taking responsibility and becoming accountable for our actions not demanding our rights. How can we restore the foundational principles that this great country was created on? I believe that many of the lessons come from re – learning our history. Orrin recently described the concept of free enterprise, Orrin Woodward: Change is a given wherever freedom is present. That is why free enterprise is the best economic arrangement for productivity. Neither crony capitalism on the right nor socialism to the left can hold a candle to the productive power of a free people in a free enterprise environment. Regretfully, few countries or companies in the world ever practice true free enterprise for long
Speaking at the Columbus leadership convention, Oliver DeMille encouraged each of us to study the ‘Federalist Papers’, ‘The Constitution’, and learn more about the roots of freedom . When was the last time you took the liberty to read these great works? Much of the rest of the world would cherish the freedoms that we take for granted. Should we not take time to appreciate and give thanks for the documents and principles that our freedom came from? How many of us actually took the time to contemplate just where the celebration of ‘Thanksgiving’ comes from?
Governor William Bradford declared a three – day thanksgiving harvest celebration. It became a national day of observance when the Continental Congress, on November 7, 1777, by formal proclamation, recommended that Thursday, December 18, 1777, be recognized as such. Various changes to those dates have brought us to the current one. In any case, let’s recognize the reason for this Holiday. Read along with me the original words spoken by William Bradford, “ To all ye Pilgrims: “In as much as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetable, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience;
Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November ye 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty – three, and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings. William Bradford, Ye Governor of Ye Colony.”
After a weekend of turkey and football take some time to give thanks for the freedoms many of us take for granted. Now is the time to review the ‘Freedom Pack’ found in the LIFE business. By sharing this type of life changing information we can help people think about the principles that freedom was founded on. It is our responsibility to preserve it. Focus on freedom and give thanks with Orrin Woodward and the LIFE business. God Bless, George Guzzardo