Update From Annie
The journey to Ground Zero continues!
If you read my blog on the 7th, then you know what Annie from Mesa and her family are doing.
If you didn’t read it, you can read it right now.
I thought you might want to read her latest blog posting.
So, from Idaho, here is the latest from Annie.
Well, today we went to a local real estate office in Helena with whom I am affiliated and met the team there. Super gracious, friendly and welcoming. They offered to work on a local fund raiser and were very excited at being able to make a contribution to the Journey. At least one of the team members was prior military; all of them remembered exactly where they were on 9/11/01. Do you remember where you were? The community involvement has been sparked and will hopefully become contagious…
As we made our way to Idaho, a lovely summer rain began falling and a brilliant double rainbow appeared in front of us. It was full of the brightest hues and made a full arc spanning the horizon…a rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. THey’re beautiful and when you see them you don’t run the scientific explanation through your head; you just observe and appreciate a rainbow just for what it is.
So you all know an analogy is coming; sometimes you see an opportunity to do the right thing. You don’t necessarily have to define what the right thing is, you just feel it, know it and respond accordingly. You do the right thing for what it is…the right thing.
If you have been keeping up with the Journey; the purpose, the goal, the hopeful outcome, you should have an idea of what the right thing is. As a country, we have not been asked to sacrifice or ration as in prior war-time periods. No victory gardens, no limits on the amount of gasoline purchases, no limits on certain grocery items. Yet our men and women in first responder professions sacrifice daily.
They have been asked to take pay cuts, work more hours with fewer benefits, have longer deployments and so on. They don’t ask for our help paying their bills or running their errands or taking care of their families while they’re away. You – we- don’t have to run the facts through our heads, we know what we should do. The question is, will we do it?