By: Christine Blank
What does the Fourth of July mean to you? Sure, the first thing many of us think about is how we are going to gather with our friends and family for a barbecue or at a park to watch glorious fireworks displays. And that is natural: food, fireworks and fun go hand-in-hand in with the Fourth of July traditions we have come to celebrate in the U.S. on this day.
Of course, the true meaning of the holiday goes way back to July 4, 1776, when the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, signaling the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. It was a great day – filled with joyous celebrations across the country – after the 13 colonies’ long struggle with Great Britain for independence. We are so grateful to our ancestors for fighting – in many cases, giving their lives – to earn our freedom and independence.
While we certainly don’t have the same, dramatic struggles today, we can certainly feel shackled by a number of burdens in our lives. Many people struggle with health issues, limiting their freedom to get out and enjoy life. Many of us are working at jobs that keep us busy 12 hours a day – or much more. Despite putting all our efforts into our jobs, many of us have ever-increasing expenses that limit the products we can buy and the experiences we would like to have.
Because of these challenges we all face, we need – and should demand – more freedom and independence in this country. We should have the freedom to spend time with our families and friends, after putting in a reasonable work day. With all the medical advances, we should have freedom from cancer, diabetes and other diseases. And we should have independence from financial worries.
This Fourth of July, we demand independence from the stress of our daily lives! And this is not a lofty, unachievable goal. Our circumstances can change, and we can fuel the fire. We can make positive choices for our lives, such as leaving the office at 5:00, and turning off our cell phone while eating dinner with our families. We can eliminate distractions at work that prevent us from achieving the tasks we need to accomplish. We can feel truly free in our personal and professional lives.
One of the best ways to eliminate distractions from work – and achieve freedom from stress – is by using an automatic package-tracking system. PackageLog’s cloud-based package notification system not only provides a wonderful amenity to your residents and customers, it also serves as an efficient communication tool and an office time-saver for your team. We have saved our clients over 80,000 hours is the past two years by eliminating the excess time caused by increased package delivery volumes. PackageLog helps you and your business have more freedom and independence.