We are so small compared to much in our environment.
Trees, soil, our ecology, the earth, and our galaxy. These things teach us our place, but also teach us to care and be filled with wonder.
Nevertheless, no matter how small we be, and how taken with how big our world can be, we must remember: our words and actions and relationships can be big too! Of utmost importance is this – we can grow our hearts and heads, but consider this a warning: never. ever. grow. your. ego.
This holds true for veterans lives as well. We have seen big things as well, though many times those events are negative. We may be stricken with the horror or what we see, but remember to not become a source of your own turmoil or the bad guy in other peoples’ stories. Instead, be good. Big. But good.