“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Personal Thoughts

Well, it’s been an interesting day. Unfortunately, as usual, I missed it all. Ah, well… hazards of working nights, I guess. So, having been away from the news for the last day and a half, I thought I would just share a few personal thoughts.

It amazes me how quickly you can develop relationships via this blogging thing. I hooked into the Wednesday Hero Blogroll the other day. There are a lot of really cool folks tied into that. You can find all their links in the sidebar. Being around all those folks has connected me with a few others. For example, I had a visit from The Tanker Brothers. There is some really cool stuff going on over there. I mean, I had no idea about Tanker Brothers’ Rolling Victory Fast 2006!!! What a great way to get back at Code Pink and company! Check it out, if you haven’t, and sign up if you can. I’ll bet they keep it going for a while.

Back to the Wednesday Hero thing, one of the first things I found was the video at the top of Yankee Mom’s web site. I thought that was pretty awesome. So, of course, I shared my Any Soldier Video link. She thought that was pretty cool and said she would share it Well…WOW…so many people have been stopping in to check it out! One person apparently saw it when it was posted at Any Soldier last Spring.

It’s been really cool. The best part how many people have been touched or encouraged along the way. And, it doesn’t take much. There are many lessons to be learned—like this one on honor. In the end, you learn you’re part of a family. All veterans are family—regardless of branch of service. And, it’s good to part of a family.