Soldier On – Carry the Burden – TIME TO CHANGE OUR THINKING ON THIS

I think it’s time for a new paradigm, don’t you?  There is no coincidence that in the past three days I have been in contact with three soldiers.  Two suffer from physical and psychological wounds of a past war and a 23 year-old son of neighbors was just behind a soldier who lost three limbs stepping on a land mine this past week in Afghanistan.  For every soldier wounded, another family is affected for generations to come, regardless of what side they are on.

Make no mistake, soldiers and vets deserve all the love and support we can give them.  While we can appreciate what they are doing in the name of protecting our country, can’t we also honor them by improving the situation for the soldiers of next generations?

This happens in other fields.  Long ago, amputation was the best answer for a leg wound.  Medications and cleanliness saved more limbs. For those that couldn’t be saved, prosthetics were invented and a “can do” attitude took over – and Wheelchair Olympics — and now they are using brainwaves/stem cells/many other ideas to create a different scenario…

Let’s create a different scenario for our soldiers.  Wouldn’t you rather have our elementary, middle school and high school kids serve our country to bring peace to the world?  Imagine mothers and fathers waving goodbye with love and pride as their children head off as emissaries of peace and possibility rather than fearfully yet bravely waving as their beloveds are sent on a mission of pain and destruction…

We may not have the answer on how to do this now, but something inside us does.  Seek and we shall find.  Activate the Power of YES for Peace…for our children and their futures…

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