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Freedom From Want

November 21st, 2007 at 07:49 am

Most Americans are familiar with Norman Rockwell's beautiful picture, "Freedom From Want" showing a family sitting down to a bountiful turkey dinner. It was part of a series titled "The Four Freedoms": Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want and Freedom of Speech.

In my late-20's or early-30's I finally figured out that the secret to achieving Freedom From Want is not in getting more stuff but in wanting less. I have my health, a wonderful husband, a precious dog, a loving family, a roof over my head, and plenty to eat. Everything else is just icing on the cake. I am blessed and very thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

P.S. - If you aren't familiar with it, here is a link to the picture:


3 Responses to “Freedom From Want”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I could not agree with you more!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    One year we photo-shopped our little family into this painting. Smile My own brother thought it was actually a depiction of me, my husband, and son happily having people over for dinner. Our dining room even looks like that in the painting. He did always think we were sort of Norman Rockwellish, anyway.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Oh, what a wonderful post. Couldn't have said it better. What more do we really need when we have our health/food/shelter & family... I know I feel extremely blessed.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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