Posted by: Inside-Out Peace | November 16, 2009

Be Compassionate to Veterans

I received this last night on email.  I don’t forward very many things but this one really deserves to be.  It’s impossible for most of us to even imagine what soldiers have been through, and that makes it easy to take what we have for granted, and difficult to be as compassionate and grateful to them as they deserve.  This is an effective reminder to do more of the latter, and less of the former…

This email is being circulated around the world – please keep it going

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard….

2…to listen to his son whine about being bored.

3 ….to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes. 

4to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work. 

5…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep. 

6…to be silent when people pray to God for a new car. 

7…to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower. 

8…to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

9….to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they’re afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.    

10….to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.  

11….to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.  

12….to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

13…to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

14…to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.   

15…to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier..  


Is loving one.  



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