A few days ago the nation celebrated Independence Day. This day represents the freedom of expression, freedom of choice and pursuit of happiness. We hold these principles as a founding vision for the ideas of our country. It is important to identify these values as relevant to all. We who believe in these principles must be willing to defend them for those who have limited or no voice.
There are people in our midst who struggle with disabilities or are differently abled. Many are ignored and defined by their physical or intellectual limitations. As we celebrate our freedom recognize the importance of freedom for all. Freedom is precious and should be valued. Independence and the pursuit of happiness is what everyone requires. True freedom comes when everyone can celebrate without discrimination and pursue the greatness of individuality.
Alicia Lurry LPC