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.
No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and can receive full pensions after serving just five years. It just does not make any sense.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”
This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
The origin of the contents of the post are unknown. This was shared with us via email and we felt compelled to share it here. God bless the men and women who serve our military and their families.