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Independence Day – Cowboys Taught Me How to Let Freedom Ring

Yesterday, I went to the rodeo in Prescott AZ. It was my very first rodeo. For the 4th of July weekend, there couldn’t be anything more American than a rodeo. Right? Go Independence Day and Let Freedom Ring!

The United States of America still has cowboys. My girlfriend and I watched in awe. These cowboys reminded me of what real men really look like. Testosterone in this event was running as wild as the horses. My blood was pumping as I watched these cowboys. I felt such American pride on this Independence Day as I witnessed the feats being performed.

The first event, the wild horse event, literally shocked me. Now, I have never been to a rodeo before. So, when those horses were literally dragging those cowboys all over the gritty soil and slamming them into the fence, I couldn’t help but want to scream, “Let go of the rope. Don’t you know you could hurt yourself?”

They didn’t let go of the rope. The challenge kept their testosterone pumping. They hung on with determination and fortitude. Those cowboys were going to tame that wild horse, saddle it, and go for a ride.

All of us could certainly use some of that cowboy courage and determination in the pursuit of our goals and dreams. Cowboys helped to build the American dream in order for us to celebrate our Independence Day.

We are the greatest country in the world. We have more independence here than in any other country. Some of us don’t have the courage to even reach out for the rope to begin to make a change. Or, how many of us let go of that rope in pursuit of making that dream come true.

We fear change so much that we lock ourselves up into a mediocre existence. Worse, we may lock ourselves up into a miserable existence. Safety is more important than living life. We live in America. We have independence. Let’s make that change.

This Independence Day let’s learn from the cowboys. Those cowboys taught me to not be afraid to grab the rope and don’t let go of that rope until you saddle that dream and let freedom ring!