Happy Freedom Month
We assume the rights of freedom and debate its boundaries in politics, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally? Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; it is malleable and personal, always
shifting shape depending on where you find yourself standing and the angle of the slanting light. My personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent myself as I see myself to be, not having to hide or disguise who I am in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of my top three values. Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. My actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms, and so this is the dance of conscience. Will what I want conflict with what others want or need? If so, how can I have the personal autonomy I need while respecting the freedom of those around me? I believe there is always a path for mutual free expression, when we respect one another. Today, as we prepare to celebrate Freedom Month, I offer the following quotes as food for thought and as writing prompts
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”
- William Faulkner
“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”
- Noam Chomsky
And I leave you with these questions: Which, if any, of these quotes resonate with you? What do you believe about freedom and how do you describe or define it for yourself?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Beautiful famous words. Those words really come to life for us when you consider the idea of owning real estate, especially your own home. My guaranteed sale program is a solution to ‘the unlucky mishap’ in real estate of homeowners experiencing a catch-22. In fact, this is how successful businesses are built: Identify a problem and solve it. In today’s market, many homeowners really want to make a move, but are finding themselves in a catch-22 – Do we sell first or buy first? They don’t want to end up stuck, owning two homes at once or none at all. The solution to this dilemma is my guarantee: “Your Home Sold Guaranteed at a Price Agreeable to You or I’ll Buy It*” My own revolution, so to speak, to the age-old dilemma of whether to buy first or sell first
A Real Estate Team that Gives Back AND remember, your REFERRALS help the Community
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
As a community non-profit, Rotary depends on Sponsorships and Donations to continue its leading-edge service. We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to Rotary to help them continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!
Rotary is where neighbors, friends and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to change lives locally and around the world.
As part of our Go Serve Big mission statement, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for the Rotary Club of Concord. Whether it’s providing food for the struggling and hungry through joint partnership with many food pantries, assisting seniors in their homes with small repairs, distributing dictionaries to 3rd graders, painting USA maps at schoolyards, helping restore the landscape at the Historical Society or beautifying Newhall Park, Rotary leads the way in restoring lives one person and one community at a time.
For more than 110 years, Rotary International has bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, save mothers & children, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, protect the environment and fight disease.
Please make sure to read the attached story. You will see why we love supporting Rotary!
YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE COMMUNITY overcome sickness, pain and setbacks. Who do you know that is considering buying or selling a home that would benefit from our award-winning service and feel good about making a difference? Just give us a call!
Go Serve Big!!!
Leticia Almaro Nicolini
& The Almaro Team