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08-09-06, 08:13 AM #1
*Special* Daily Motivational - 8/9/06DAILY MOTIVATIONAL - AUGUST 9TH, 2006.
Thinking Of Our Timesby (our very own) JWG
As I sit here, in my confy computer chair.. a TV blaring in this room, a second in the other, I am completely in exstacy. I am FREE.. I do not have bombs blowing up around me.. my buddies screaming out to my right and left and there is not a thing I can do.
No. I am in my confy computer chair, sitting here typing this very thread, because of the Freedom I have from that chaos just imagined and experienced by many before me, currently, and most likely experienced by myself in the future as we do not know it. Most likely hellish.
Despite all the coushined couches, blaring TV's, cold glasses of milk; orange juice; or water. Hell, if you want, you can pick up some Coca-Cola or Pepsi.. or Sprite if you choose, although I would not pick any of them. We can choose that, because, of the FREEDOM we have.. and it CERTAINLY isnt free.
Many times, and it is not uncommon WHAT-SO-EVER.. I will imagine how the future will be. It is a very big possibility at this rate.. that we will be picking up arms and defending this country on our very lands and not on others.. or be at far away lands fighting. I picture the bombs, and overhead gunfire, and the rest of the all-so-real possibilities that the conflicts are going get a whole lot worse.. real fast.
Although there are others like me, preparing for the very possible future that is ahead of us.. there are MANY MORE people who sit in their confy chairs, sofa's, and watch their MTV on their Television sets.. and that is ALL FINE AND DANDY.
The thing that seperates that and the rest of us who see the possible future, and are CONCERNED and do not IGNORE it in everyday life.. is the fact that THEY IGNORE IT! They may very well have considered the dangers that lie ahead.. and here is where we differ.
THEY consider it.. see it.. and then decide to IGNORE IT and cushion themselves in the safety that is NOW.. and not preparing for the danger that is the FUTURE.
Myself and many others like me.. see it, many many times.. and they DO SOMETHING about it. Now, that doesn't mean you need to go and enlist in the Marine Corps.. no not at all. That would mean the Marine Corps is not, "The Few, The Proud."
Supporting your troops.. voting for leaders who represent our country who will do the BEST JOB to keep it safe and allow the Marines and Soliders and Militarymen and women of America to keep it... A-M-E-R-I-C-A. That is just one in MANY others ways to DO SOMETHING about our future.
God Bless the United States of America.
But most of all..
GOD BLESS THE MARINE CORPS and those who are the Marine Corps who allow there to be such a thing as..
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GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!
Last edited by jinelson; 08-09-06 at 09:49 AM.
08-09-06, 09:50 AM #2
Outstanding Jon, very motivating.
Every day I think about the freedoms that we all have and what it took to gain that freedom. And everyday I thank God and all the men and women that serve and sacrifice EVERYDAY so that you and I may remain free. I have the utmost respect for all of ours that stand a post and say "Not on my watch" so that we can sleep well at night.
It is true that there are people out there who decide to ignore the trouble in this world. It goes back to another motivating thread JWG started titled "Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs". These people are sheep, plain and simple. But WE are sheepdogs! All those that have earned the title have protected our freedoms and we should be VERY grateful. All of the poolees are preparing themselves for the transformation into warriorhood, and one day soon will also be protecting our freedoms, and we should be grateful to them as well. Then there are those like you and I Jon, who recognize their sacrifice and are willing and plan to do the same for them and our fellow Americans, whether they be sheep or fellow sheepdogs.
It is too often forgotten that many a sheepdog before us gave up ALL OF THEIR TOMARROWS FOR OUR TODAY.
Semper Fidelis - Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrowby David Bounds
From battlefields of the past
To those currently in the news
Marines have fought to defend our land
And to protect our Liberties
Uncommon Valor is that common thread
That runs throughout The Corps
Binding each generation of new Marines
With those who have gone before
Where do they come from
And why do they fight
always willing to pay the price
For freedom isn't free my friend
It often requires the ultimate sacrifice
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli
And on to the beaches of World War II
Marines have fought for me
They overcame the frozen hell
Of the Chosin Reservoir
Marines battled and bled in the jungles
Of a distant land called Vietnam
In Lebanon they came in peace
But terrorists would not reason
And the bombing of the Beirut barracks
Placed more Marines on Guard Duty in Heaven
Today's Marines continue the fight
And pay the price for Freedom
Many have bled and many have died
In the current War on Terror
Though some have questioned the job they do
And may even view them with hate
These brave Marines continue to serve
And courageously fight our battles
They are warriors who aren't appreciated
Yet they realize their mission is vital
These Marines are now and always will be
Deserving of America's honor
08-09-06, 09:57 AM #3
You truly are a Brother to me, as all of the other Poolee's and Wannabe's are!
Thank you for the all the more motivating reply and addition of yours. You know it is greatly appreciated!
God Bless You ALL! STAY MOTIVATED, NOW!
08-09-06, 10:42 AM #4
I like this moto post, its the best you have submitted so far because its not someone else's words but your own.
No better friend/No worse enemy
08-09-06, 10:48 AM #5Originally Posted by jinelson
I get those kind of thoughts that I can type out once in a blue moon.. or every day. It's very random, and has no apparent order when they pop up.
Glad you enjoyed it, SSgt! Hopefully everyone else will enjoy it, as well.
08-09-06, 12:20 PM #6
Good work jon! You're a real class act and have a way of seeing things how they truly are. Sometimes it's simply more inspiring to hear someone's words in the first account.
08-09-06, 12:25 PM #7
Excellent post JWG, and the SSgt is right, what makes it such a great read is that the words are yours.
Semper Fi and keep'em PUMPED UP
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