Humility some do not understand this word and at times neither do I. I must admit that after years of fighting for everything I have and then some, well I was bitter, I felt no one cared or could understand or even remotely relate. I was wrong. I have come to realize that many who have served in the Military share these same thoughts and feelings, even more so recently as I move farther along the road with Veterans Outdoor World Inc.
I have met some great people in the last six months, Veterans and Non-Veterans alike who do actually care. Every day people are thanking me and here it comes, humbling me to no end. When some one says Thank You all I can say is that no thanks is needed and that what I am trying to accomplish should be done each and everyday for those who serve and who have served. I do not feel any one owes me anything except RESPECT.
Most of us earned at least that much.
Other Veterans who say thank you humble me and “it was nice talking with someone who understands” Key word understands. Companies who want to help and believe in what we are doing have humbled me. In addition, of course some private individuals as well have humbled me.
I have been yelled at and told I cannot handle a compliment. That is right I cannot. What I do is for my brothers and sisters, those who came before and are still coming. They deserve the best that I can possibly give them to the best of my ability. I ask for nothing in return and neither does anyone I work with. I appreciate the gratitude and the handshakes. I express there is so much more people could do besides a little yellow magnet on their car. Thanking someone for his or her service. Welcoming them home, Taking them to a Doctors appointment, or just spending time with them and listening.
I have learned many lessons in life but the one that I continue to deal with is Humility.