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When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard to listen to his son whine about being bored . . .

My grandparents raised me from birth till the time I was about six. They were the best years of my life.

Gram and Gramps taught me everything I know. How to read by the time I was four and more. They really helped set the foundation for the rest of my life.

Occasionally, I remember saying to Gram, "I'm bored," to which she always replied, "That's your problem. Go read. Go write. Go color. Go design.

Go create something . . . "

 This post came to me as an email and is circulating around the world~~~please keep it going.
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When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard to listen to his son whine about being bored.
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 . . . to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.
(Like here in Chicago)
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. . . to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.
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. . . to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.
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 . . . to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
(Or to win the lotto or whatever . . . )
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. . . to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
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. . . to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
(Or even dying.)
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. . . to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.
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. . . to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.
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. . . to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
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. . . to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.
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. . . to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
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. . . to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
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. . . 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 . . . 
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Is loving one.
I ask that you please pass this on . . . Will you???
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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 40% 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 receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.
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If each person who receives this forwards it on to 20 people, in three days,
most people in The United States of America will have the message.
This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
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 ."
"If you choose not to forward, you still have made a choice," and these brave soldiers have given you that right!!
Semper Fi to all the Brave who serve us so we can remain free.
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