With the ugliness and violence in the news lately, I wanted to share something happy.
In November 2010, I went on a mission to hand out toys to the kids and dry goods to the parents. It was a simple mission of interaction, but the rewards of that interaction were powerful for the Soldiers. Peaceful interaction, especially with children, always makes the Soldiers happy as it reminds them of home and real life.
I just wish the world was a simple as this humanitarian deployment mission. We weren’t different races, nationalities, sexes, religions, or cultures that day. Nope. We were just humans learning about each other’s needs and coexisting peacefully. (And yes, we had weapons as that was the posture prescribed for that time period of the war.)
To see more pictures from this day and an article, just click here.
I hope your day is filled with smiles, love and peace wherever you are in the world.