I am writing this entry on July 4th and I know this won’t be posted until after the date so please accept my belated best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday.
July 4th is also known as “Independence Day”, because this date marks the anniversary of when Congress, comprised of delegates from the United States’ original 13 colonies, signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document declared the nation’s independence from Great Britain.
“Independence” is a sort of “good” word as it can apply to favorable situations such as:
- Having your children be “independent” of the need for your financial support (the “boomerang generation” keeps making the age that this happens later and later).
- Having your own business allowing you to be “independent” of a boss’s orders and directions
- Saving enough $$$ to be “independent” of needing to work/generate more money
“Independence” also may apply, in a good way, to the wellness/healthcare arena:
- Being at a health status that makes you “independent” of the need for medications/lots of doctor visits
- Being “independent”, i.e. not relying on the need for younger relatives to attend to your needs as we progress in age
- Living “independently”, as opposed to being in a nursing home/assisted living situation
Focusing on your weight control and overall health will increase the chances of you remaining “independent”. Stay focused!
Here is Martina McBride’s song, “Independence Day”.