A Soldier’s Perspective

Dear Lindsey,

I got one of those emails today that made me stop and think. A soldier was asking it to be passed on, so I thought I would forward it to you. Please continue to keep soldiers in prayer, as they are paying a great price. I saw in the news today how one heroically laid down his life for a young girl. Many will not make the news story, but they and their families are so valued in my eyes, as is anyone who serves others above him/herself. I am so grateful for not only the soldiers, but their wives/husbands/families who sacrifice the “average life” to obtain more for us all.

Thank you!

And when you read to the end, you can probably add, “A soldier finds it hard to listen to someone be exasperated over her dog’s behavior.” I love how the Lord gently gives us perspective.


This email is being  circulated around the world – please keep it  going

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. I was  asked to pass this on, so I did.

God bless,