Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Gratitude Campaign

As a former Army wife, I can say with certainty, that there is nothing like a "Thank You" from a stranger to cushion the blow of the great sacrifices that accompany service in the military.

Visit The Gratitude Campaign to learn more about spreading the gratitude.

H/T Rhonda for the link


Eileen said...

I love this. It made me cry (of course--what doesn't?) Sometimes I've wanted to say something like, "Thanks for your service," but I'd get choked-up and feel too stupid (who wants to start sobbing for no reason in front of a service guy you don't even know--or worse, one you do!?) A simple, recognizable hand gesture is perfect, and I will use it.


Anonymous said...

What a nice addition J. Thanks! We are currently living in a civilian area and so Mike sticks out when out in his "work clothes". It always moves us when someone comes up and says thank you or shakes his hand. We were in particular touched one day when a teenage boy said "my mom always says I should thank a soldier if I see one - thank you". What a great reflection on his parents and himself.

patjrsmom said...

Wow! That is an awesome story. You just never know how your actions will affect someone else.