October 2009

Friends-

Perspective is everything.  Many times words get in the way.  Take a look at what follows below, which came to me from third generation business owner, Frank Dowd, of Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company.  It is powerful in its simplicity. Wow.

Be grateful,  

Doug
  


WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME
 

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.

 

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