Freedom to serve…we need only to do it…

Occupy (Inhabit or Subjugate)

What if the world was a better place?

What if we all had the same income?

What if everyone had healthcare?

What if there was free education?

What if we all protest?

I cannot claim to understand the Occupy movement. Could it be that I am the 1%?

Thinking which inhibits my understanding:

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou

Happy people build their inner world; unhappy people blame their outer world. – Unknown

Quit using ‘victim language’ and take ownership of your problems. – Dave Ramsey

The only disability is a bad attitude. – Scott Hamilton

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
– Albert Einstein

There’s no normal life, Wyatt. There’s just life. You get on with it. – Doc Holiday (Tombstone)

“Then Jonah suggested I check to see that if when I start to feel that the other person is obstinate and illogical, the other person is developing exactly the same opinion of me.” (Alex in Eliyahu Goldratt’s “It’s Not Luck”)

A Bad Attitude is Like a Flat Tire, You Can’t Go Anywhere Till You Change It. – Unknown

Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Character is the ability to follow through on a decision long after the excitement and emotion of the moment has past. – Cavett Roberts

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson

A life not lived for others is not a life. – Mother Teresa

Drudgery is one of the finest tests to determine the genuineness of our character. – Oswald Chambers

A superior man blames himself. An inferior man blames others. – Don Shula

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be what he gives. – Robert South

I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else. – Benjamin Franklin

Don’t judge a day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

If you want to do something, you will find a way, if you don’t, you will find an excuse. – Unknown

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. – Archibald MacLeash

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubei

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
– Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind. – Leon Tec

It is difficult to see your future when you are staring at your past. – Tony Evans

When I think of the word servant I think of the word mature. Mature people put the interest of others before themselves. Serving others makes a difference in your life and the lives of others. – John C. Maxwell

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions. –Anthony Jay

A good way to change someone’s attitude is to change your own, because the same sun that melts butter hardens clay. – Unknown

When we make a choice today, we are deciding who we will be tomorrow. – AW Tozer

Vacate (Leave or Free)

Make the world is a better place.

Contribute by serving, giving, sharing.

Practice healthy living.

We are free to learn and to teach.

Applaud those who do.

In the United States of America you are free to make life better; you are free to give your time, money and efforts; you are free to exercise, abstain from fats, sugars, starches, smoke, alcohol, drugs, promiscuity and all that ails; you are free to read, study, and teach; you are free to support those who work to achieve the outcomes you desire. Liberty is a wonderful condition.

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
– William Allen White

Can we regulate and mandate everyone else and have liberty for ourselves?

One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws. – Ayn Rand

Are we willing to live free?


About sturner2

I am curious, not fearful or unafraid. I have delivered babies into this world. I have held the dying until their departure. Life, what is if for? What is it about? Do I know or don't I? Knowledge is elusive and never complete. The more I know, the more I know I don't know. My boss once asked me if I knew what I was doing. "No sir," was my reply, "but that has never stopped me before." This is one of those valuable lessons my mom taught me. Just because you don't know doesn't mean you shouldn't. I am willing. I am not always able. I have heard that "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing until you get it right." Here am I, send me. What is there about me that is different than all the rest? Possibly not all that much. I am a soul longing to do more, share more and know more. Born into a body in 1960, my parents raised me and continue to show me. My wife loves me. My children teach me. My friends stand by me. I share in this journey with many others. I am grateful. I have experienced more than 30 years as a husband, more than 30 years as a dad, and more than 30 years in the fire service. I continue to grow, feel and learn; and too, I diminish, numb, and forget. In honor or disgrace, blame or praise, I am prepared.
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4 Responses to Freedom to serve…we need only to do it…

  1. Genie says:

    Great quotes! So many precious minds coming to the same conclusion: personal responsibility and being open to serve others.

    • sturner2 says:

      These are some amazing people with much the same reasoning. I am sure, there are an equal number of quotes to support another agenda. I just cannot imagine a greater purpose than that of serving others in love, by a choice made without coercion.
      Thank you magical Genie, for your comment.

  2. mom says:

    You are not an enigma. it seems that three fourth of the population have their own agenda and heaven forbid anyone get in their space. Responsibility is not in their dictionary and if it is, it doesn’t apply to them. Spoiled is a term that seems to apply to those individuals. Awakening is a term that needs to be instilled, perhaps to all of us so we will recognize how to be more like Christ.

    • sturner2 says:

      I am not sure I relish the manner your posts start out, “Mom says:”  Awakening is a fine notion in a word. I follow the Occupy movement a bit with wonder. They use many words and phrases which seem to impose on others in their rhetoric against an imposition they claim to have suffered. Who is asleep? The symbolism of a closed fist raised high rather than an open palm extended out ward. Am I missing something?

      Thanks for following along this journey as a mom does. I still listen when mom says; maybe better now than then.

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