Thankful for Veterans

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Gratitude Post #2 for November Contest for Debe Maxwell, CRS 

 

 

DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY.

THOSE THREE HALLOWED WORDS REVERENTLY

DICTATE WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE, WHAT YOU CAN BE,

WHAT YOU WILL BE." ---DOUGLAS MACARTHUR

 

 

Three strangers came together and had dinner last night. Myself and two gentlemen. We were the only three in the restaurant and we each sat at different tables. Before the waitress got to me, one man leaned over and we started talking. As a New Yorker his voice projected and our conversations got real interesting. It didn't take long before the gentleman on the other side of the room carried his plate, fork, and glass across the room to the other man's table and I automatically followed. We talked and ate our meals, discussing hot issues that are important. As Veterans and as a widow of a Veteran we all had more than a mouthful to say. Respectfully, we listened without judgment.

 

It seemed as though the three of us were meant to be there and the other man said, this is what our country needs, people to sit down and talk about the issues we are hearing on the news and discuss them as civil human beings. The other man, a Teacher with a different accent  made a point to say, these are global issues about war impacting everyone on earth. We the people need to talk like human being and share our viewpoints and stories. 

 

It did not take long to realize there were common threads between the three of us. As stories unfolded, we began to recognize we were more the same than different. Eyewitness news from Vets who have been fighting for freedom, the gripping stories about the impact current events have on families and children, our economy, and how students react as a result of what's going on in their homes and schools was enlightening. The soldiers that serve aren't coming from Ivy League schools and although young when enlisted, many who survive are wiser by far. There is a lot of sickness in our country and mental health is real. When people stop relying on fake news and learn to talk and get along and if there is genuine faith, liberty and freedom can be great at home and globally.

 

I cannot express my gratitude any clearer today as I did yesterday and everyday for their services.

 

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Patricia - finding the "common threads" is a lot easier as we ease into conversation where connection is part of that discussion.  It may not be so clear from the beginning but it's an amazing occurrence when and if it happens.  Sometimes in the moment.  Other times later.  Much later.  Hopefully.    Glad to read that it happened for you.  

Nov 11, 2019 05:48 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Patricia... those who serve in the military write a blank check to us with their lives. How totally amazing is that? And how can we not but show gratitude for that every day of the year and not just today? I well remember how shamefully we treated our veterans after Viet Nam... and I'm happy that the nation's sentiments have turned since then. God bless our Veterans and God bless the USA.

Nov 11, 2019 05:50 AM #2
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Good morning Patricia. What a special opportunity to meet and enjoy others in a meaningful way. That said, I hate the expression fake news, as it was contrived by the biggest faker of all time.

Nov 11, 2019 06:21 AM #3
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Patricia, what an amazing evening you 3 shared. Instead of 3 strangers eating solitary meals, you ended up together, with meaningful conversation which is a rarity in itself. 

I'm sorry your husband faced such discrimination and unkindness. No matter what we think of the war in Vietnam, those who served weren't responsible and no one deserves to be treated the way so many veterans were.

Nov 11, 2019 06:36 AM #4
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Patricia than you for sharing your dinner experience with us.  

I often wonder how did we get to this point, where people only talk with those they agree with, and hate instead of respect for different points of view seem to be the driving force.

Nov 11, 2019 07:20 AM #5
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Hi Patricia there is so much wisdom in your post....so much. Sitting down together, sharing experiences in a respectful way is what I hope comes back in fashion with the greater society. What a gift you 3 were given and gave to each other - and now us. Thank you!

When people stop relying on fake news and learn to talk and get along and if there is genuine faith, liberty and freedom can be great at home and globally.

Nov 11, 2019 10:32 AM #6
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Nov 11, 2019 10:33 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Patricia, for sharing this special experience.

Nov 11, 2019 11:35 AM #8
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I loved reading this post, Patricia. I agree that people need to talk civil to each other. You said it clearly ..."When people stop relying on fake news and learn to talk and get along and if there is genuine faith, liberty and freedom can be great at home and globally."

Nov 11, 2019 11:43 AM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - I think many people forget that communication is a gift. I can not imagine living in a silent world or in world where people are screaming out loud to try to prove they are right. Having the ability to articulate to one another so that each person hears and listens while points are made with respect is something lacking in today's society. At the end of our meals and by the time it was time to leave, we were completely satisfied and there was no room for dessert. Being civil is really, really good.

I appreciate your comment very much. Thank you. 

Nov 11, 2019 11:53 AM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

What a beautiful evening you shared and just perfect for the November Challenge. Three strangers sharing a meal, listening to each other...no longer strangers.

Nov 11, 2019 02:05 PM #11
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I have often said "we are all more alike than we are different".  I have common things that line up with almost everyone.  And we should be able to sit down and have civil discussions and find solutions.

Nov 11, 2019 09:07 PM #12
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That is so wonderful and I hope that even though you had a mouthful to say, you didn't say it with your mouth full, haha.

Nov 12, 2019 06:29 AM #13
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