Do you ever wonder about the stories we tell ourselves about our lives? How we write chapters about what is wrong, or not right, or doesn’t measure up in our life in comparison to others?
The sobering images coming from Afghanistan and the impact they have on those who have so bravely and honorably served the United States in uniform or as part of combat missions cannot be understated. As a veteran who served in Iraq and spent time on the ground in Afghanistan, I deeply understand the mixed reactions one may feel.
Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven visited DHS Headquarters this week where he met with Deputy Secretary John Tien and visited the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters building, named after Signalman First Class Douglas Munro—an American hero and the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
When you take a breath, there’s a pause that occurs right before you exhale. It’s in that suspended space that you are no longer a part of your past, and have the opportunity to begin again.
Henry Ward Beecher once said, “We should not judge people by the peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” All of our journeys are full of twists and turns.