I can worship--or not worship--the way I want.
I can argue with my crazy conservative friends about U.S. policies without threat.
I can vote for the folks who represent my ideals.
I can walk down the street wearing what I want, whenever I want.
I can sing songs in the cubicle where I can work for a living.
There are folks out there in the world who can't do these things, so I appreciate my friends and family who are part of a larger cause. And, whether you think our missions are right or wrong you can't fault the commitment of those who give their days, years, and even lives to protecting the fundamental freedoms that we enjoy.
Since this is a bead-related post...I'm going to encourage freedom through creative expression and shopping with a few links to some beads that make me think of the blue sky where we daily Aim High. :)
|Irridescent Blue-Black Lampwork from Paulina's Bead Shop|
|Gyrate Lampwork Focal from Flaming Fools|
|Blue Velvet Lampwork from Emmylou Beads|