Thursday, November 12, 2015


We will see a lot of soldiers coming home soon. They had it lousy over there and probably feel betrayed by our incompetent leaders. Let's cut them some slack and show them that we are grateful for their sacrifices.

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard:

to listen to his son whine about being bored;

to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes;

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

to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep;

to be silent when people pray to God for a new car; 

to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower;

to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying;

to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to  
send their kids off to summer camp;

to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather;

to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold;


to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog;

to be civil to people who complain about their jobs;

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


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. 

1 comment:

Arthurstone said...

To try and understand why you were sent thousands of miles from home to watch your friends be killed and kill a great many innocents in wars which in no way defend our nation or extend our 'values'. And to try and comprehend an economic system which provides so few alternatives to military service and to accept being failed by an education system which leaves so very many unable to critically assess the propaganda fueling the imperial wars the United States has waged over the last 70 years.