My job places me in the homes of people from all walks of life, of every persuasion, ethnicity, religious belief and socio-economic stratum. Sales of
equipment necessitate establishing some modicum of commonality and trust.
Due to my uncommon combination of life experience, education and travels, it comes easy to find something we have in common and most people recognize
my sincere desire to help them find a solution whether it is through my company or not. As a result, I earn people's trust and they feel comfortable
sharing with me things they may never tell a complete stranger.
Today I met a retired United States Marine Captain. On the surface he fit the mold of an imposingly large and confident man who projected an air of
being "high and tight" or "squared away." I imagine in his line of work any indication of emotional sensitivity would be seen as a weakness.
During the course of our conversation, I learned he is the father of an 8 year old daughter with severe developmental disabilities. His wife is an
active duty officer and is often stationed over seas placing much of the responsibility of managing his daughter's affairs squarely on his shoulders.
Those duties include being an advocate with respect to medical treatments and schooling.
What struck me as exceptional was the dedication he showed for his child out of a deep love for this helpless girl. Although the duties could have
certainly been delegated to a qualified care-giver and a careful routine be established to ensure the highest quality care, particularly given his
earning potential that he could undoubtedly afford as either a captain or a civillian contractor, no care-giver on earth could provide the love only a
Sitting before me was a man that society has trained to be the ultimate warrior able to rain down all the fury of Hell on villages in Afganistan with
ruthless efficiency with the most advanced technology the world has ever known. He has proven himself having risen through the ranks to be of consider
financial value earning a salary well into the six figures.
Yet instead, he described to me an immensly fulfilling satisfaction of bringing his talents to bear on a school board meeting using his considerable
ability to communicate and his understanding of hierarchical organizations to prevent the closing of his daughter's school. His satisfaction was due
to the certainty that he was handing down to his daughter the skills she will need to defend herself in our selfish competitive and often brutal
What he found in me was another father able to appreciate the sacrifices he had made and a man able to share the emotional burden he carries that is
of immense importance yet no financial value to our current society. We have become a country of perpetual war attracting the nation's best and
brightest to create misery all over the world, dedicating enormous resources to the effort. While at the same time becoming obsessed with the cutting
of resources dedicated to educating and caring for our legacy, leaving the jobs of teacher and therapist to the least and dimmest of our country.
Eventually the topic turned to spirituality. Although I am no evangelist per say, I do not shrink back from the topic of my personal experience. I
emphasized my conviction that God has a reason for every child born with disabilities and he may have no idea how many families he has helped by
simply being an example of how each of us should be grateful of the burdens bared by others.
He told me at the end that he firmly believes our country stands on the very cusp, the bleeding edge if you will, of a transformational event the
world can scarcely imagine and it is the only thing that brings him fear for it is the only thing over which he can exert no control. The mention of
provisions and a bug-out bag brought knowing nods.
I left him with the understanding of my church which has completely extinguished in me, all fear of the future no matter what "Times" we may be living
in and that is; Regardless the day or hour, we have been given a code of conduct by a living example and so long as we follow that which we know in
our hearts to be right and good that our loving God shall provide for us just as he provides for the sparrows who have no provisions stored in a
bunker and He clothes the lillies in royal garments even though they have no bug-out bags.
Although I did not make a sale, I made a friend but much much more important was the satisfaction I have recieved for learning that nobody had ever
explained the approach to the "End Times" in just that way and I had lifted from his shoulders an unbearable burden wondering what was to become of
his child born to an elderly father.
Something good is coming people! Look into your hearts and you will see it is becoming more difficult to hate. It's is becoming more difficult to
justify war. No matter if you buy every single thing the happy person on TV has, you will find no joy there as it is a fraud. It's a deceitful trick
meant to distract you from the true meaning of life so the hateful oligarchs profiting on misery paid for by American taxpayers will continue to go
WE LOVE EACH OTHER!
edit on 15-5-2012 by zarp3333 because: spelling