Sorry I have been out of touch for a while.
The last time I wrote was on Veteran’s Day, November 11th 2010 where I mentioned Operation Gratitude, a program to thank those who serve in the military.
Next came Thanksgiving and the good news that my son would be home from Iraq for Christmas, which gave us the most wonderful reason to be thankful. With both my children home, Michael from Iraq, and Noelle from college, it was an amazing holiday with a very white post holiday Christmas that hasn’t quite stopped yet.
There is good to everything, even this overwhelming snow. In picking up where we left off…this week Michelle Obama appeared on Oprah to discuss how we can help military families. Stay tuned, here is where it all ties together….
With the snow, out came the neighbors who shoveled more than their own front walks, cars, and driveways. They started talking again, sometimes even meeting for the first time, or burying the hatchet (or shovel so to speak) to help each other.
No level of social networking can ever be as helpful, or real, or needed, as the human touch.
I think the snow is very symbolic as to what can happen. Think about this, a single snowflake is small, unique and beautiful, but look what happens when snowflakes stick together.
Just imagine what we can do if we all stick together!
For now, let’s take the lead as Michele Obama suggests, and look to meet our neighbors in need, especially the families of those serving in the military.
As Plato suggests “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Have a wonderful week, and there will be more on this topic!
Tina Nocera, Founder