A couple of cardinals flew around my backyard every day for about a month this spring. One day, I noticed a bird nest in a tree outside of my kitchen window. A couple of weeks later, baby birds emerged and started to flap their tiny wings. The baby cardinals stumbled and wobbled, but when they were strong enough to fly, they took off and pursued the freedom of their independence in the sky, and I have not seen them since. The transformation of those baby cardinals was a perfect demonstration of the journey of becoming independent.
A document called “American Values” says, “Independence fosters one’s ability to be self-reliant and self-sufficient, to be able to do what is necessary to create a fulfilling life for oneself and one’s family.” While it states well for the independence of a country, it also applies to every one of you who strives for becoming independent in your finances, career, and life.
Life independence is about the journey of transformation and empowerment from where you are today, to the day where you have full ownership of your own desires and path by applying your skills, strengths, values and beliefs. Life independence doesn’t mean doing it all in isolation; on the contrary, building a supportive community to help you stay on track in this journey is a must.
You can learn from those baby cardinals.
Their innate desire to fly echoes with your desire to strive for a better and more independent life. As they flap their wings and stretch their necks outside the comfort of their nest, we can’t help it but become inspired by their can-do and will-do attitude toward their independence. And, their resilience and perseverance ALWAYS result in them soaring into the sky.
On this special day, I wish you and your loved ones
Happy Independence Day, and
Happy Independence Life!
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