I couldn’t help but notice that November is the month for encouraging bloggers to write more. BlogHer is running NaBloPoMo; and, elsewhere, there are bloggers who have decided to write about one thing a day that they are grateful for.
And I thought, why not me too? I will try to post every day, even if it’s just a photo or a single observation.
Today I am grateful that I had the freedom to marry whomever I wanted when there are so many others who can’t because of their sexual orientation. It makes no sense to me that there are those who would impede another human being’s right to love.
If you feel as strongly about this as I do, then check out the HRC’s Millions for Marriage campaign.
I cherish my freedom and try my best to ‘live and let live’. Here’s a wonderful quotation from John Stuart Mill that I first read on the New York City subway:
“The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.”
Regardless of one’s sexual orientation, I think that’s a great motto to live by!
Do you have one you’d like to share?