With the marking of 4,000 deaths this week in the war in Iraq it made me think of commitment and service by many in our world. No greater love is given than to lay down one's life. We honor those who serve and also those many wounded as well.
In combat zones, you will hear soldiers, men and women, who go back for additional tours of duty to serve with their units. It isn't sometimes about the mission or the politics of the war, but rather about the unit.
There's an expression in combat patrols which says "I've got your back."
We should all be so lucky in life to have a military service person, a family member, a friend, a Realtor, any professional who has our back.
We know that they can be counted on in thick and thin times. We need not turn around to see that they are there "covering" for us. It is a matter of faith. When you find someone like this in your life (personal or business) make note of them. In the category of true friends, you have found a treasure.
There is a Nigerian proverb that says, "Hold on to a true friend with both hands." It is so true. They are examples of loyalty to you that is a fleeting rarity in today's modern world. I view it as perhaps a glimpse of a little "heaven on earth."
So to all those in the military and in life in general that have our backs, I salute you as my heroes.