Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Rights ( or wrongs)

King Willem Alexander - 48 years young!

It has been a week of National Festive activities. One to come- our queen's birthday on May 17th. After which I can store my flag till next April ( unless some shattering event, happy or sad, rears it's head).

As always around this time many issues play a large part in headlines and discussions.

  • About the monarchy and how it might need changing- Should it stay or go.

  • About freedom and whether or not we have learnt from our mistakes -war springs to mind!

  • About freedom of speech- being able to say whatever comes to mind- regardless of the hurt we may cause!

  • About our country's well being both financial and political - whose 'fault' is it that we are 'poor'..

  • About the number of public holidays we get - should we all be free on Christmas, Good Friday, 5th May? To mention a few.

Lest we Forget - We SHALL remember them!

As well as a number of other issues I may have unintentionally or been unaware of omitted to mention.

Looking at these statements all I can say is - we are a moaning people. How I would like to turn all these things around and say:

  • Three cheers for our monarchy - They serve us well. Thank you.

  • We remember those who died bringing peace to our country - let's honour them by caring for each other and appreciating that we have a country not at war.

  • Our constitution states we are a free people, can think, act and be ourselves. That doesn't mean be rude or disrespectful - but be mindful that others don't think the same thoughts or hold the same ideals. They too have that same right! Choose your words wisely.

  • About being appreciative for what we have - and if we are not happy with how things are - GO VOTE -  and have your say. Help make the changes - don't just moan about them. We have that possibility in total freedom and safety.

  • The days that are 'holy' to some are not important to others. How hard is it to say which days SHOULD be free. We are gunning for a 24/7 working week. Sunday trading becoming more the norm. Sunday off unified the nation - in general terms that is. No day is really 'FREE' for all anymore.

70 years of freedom

Today - 70 years ago, the Netherlands was 'freed' from their enemy. 

How far have we travelled? Who  or what is our enemy now?

Are we really FREE? 


I totally miss the gratitude, the feeling of being fortunate- of being blessed to live the lives we are able to live in this country. All around me people moan and dispair about their situation. We sympathise with those less fortunate - still not fully realising our privileged lives. Our freedom, our wealth.

Religion has always been a point of discussion, diversity and item for debate. I am grateful I am allowed to believe in a God of love and compassion. No, HE isn't going to pull all the string to right the wrongs - that is OUR task. HE will HELP us though. Call on HIM and seek the advice needed to live life the way it was intended.

Love one and other as I love you!

Seek and you shall find!

Knock and doors will be opened unto you!

I will be with you always!

If we were to head the call and be loving to ALL and not just our personally selected few - what a freedom we would all experience.

Let's FREE the world people - Let's share the LOVE