Monday, December 8, 2008

My Hands are Small I Know

This time of year is always so busy, as we get ready for the holidays. However, I also find it to be a time of reflection of the past year; along with looking to the year ahead. As I anticipate 2009, the song "Hands" written by Jewel popped in my head.

"My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
I am never broken
In the end only kindness matters
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray"


Great words to live by!

I've listed a dozen ideas of how our small hands make a big difference:

1)Fly the Flag on Your House, Car, or Business

2)Send an E-Mail or Letter of Thanks to an Airman, Soldier, Sailor or Marine

3)Send a Care Package to a Soldier (year-round)

4)Go to the nearest Airport and welcome home our Troops

5)Organize an event in your own community and at your workplace-promoting our Military

6)Ask your Elected Officials at all levels to Recognize our Military

7)Ask local media (TV, Radio, and Newspaper) to feature Military Heroes

8)When you see a person in a Military Uniform, shake their hand and say, "THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY”

9)Raise funds for Military Charities (or at least write a check to "USO")

10) Ask Libraries, Schools, and local Organizations to participate in recognizing our Armed Forces

11)Hire a Veteran

12) Pray to Almighty God to Bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine

28 comments:

Call Me Grandma said...

Dear God please shower your blessings down upon every military person. Only You know what their needs are. Provide them with all they need and want. Help me to help them. Show me how I can help.
May God bless our troops.

Thanks for the list of how we can help.

AirmanMom said...

grandma...thank you for sharing this powerful, yet simple prayer!

Alice said...

What a wonderful reminder for us all! I can assure you I've got #12 covered for you!!

AirmanMom said...

alice...oh how fortunate our soldiers are with #12 daily!

Mushy said...

I at least do #12 nightly...it's the least any of us should do.

AirmanMom said...

mushy...I could not agree with you more!

Michelle said...

I love coming to see you becauase you always say the right things. I have a few of these covered in my house.

AirmanMom said...

michelle..I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!
Thank YOU for your service and for the service of your daughter!

Bogart in P Towne said...

Thanks...nice post

AirmanMom said...

bogart...so nice of you to stop by!

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

I got #12 down to an art form and my flag flys at my house 365 days a year.

AirmanMom said...

grandpa... We honor you as well, your service is appreciated!

Kathleen said...

Another great post keeping our military in the forefront of our minds..thanks AirmanMom!

AirmanMom said...

kathleen...exactly where they belong!!!!

Kellan said...

I loved this - so many great things small hands can do for sure!

Take care - Kellan

AirmanMom said...

Kellan...so nice of you to stop by and leave a comment!

Tonjia said...

AMEN!!!! great post, as usual!

AirmanMom said...

tonjia...thank you for your kind words.

Trish | eMailOurMilitary said...

AMEN!

AirmanMom said...

trish...thank you for stopping by. Your blog is such a great service for our military-thank you for all you do!

Steelers Wine Girl said...

What fantastic ideas, and I definitely need this post today. Thanks, Airman Mom!!!

AirmanMom said...

swg...make it a good day!

H.A.L. said...

These are wonderful ideas and are very much attainable.
Thanks for your creativity.

I hope that you're having a great week so far. Where is your son stationed?

AirmanMom said...

HAL...thank you. We can make a difference! My youngest son is at Wright-Patterson AFB and my oldest son is working at Hill AFB and is serving in the USAF Reserves.

david mcmahon said...

What a great list.

AirmanMom said...

david... truly it is the little things! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

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