There Are Many Unspoken Military Heroes All Around us

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Sorry I missed my last post time. Been battling ailments that keep me struggling.

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Things have gotten very interesting in the political world. We still aren’t sure who our next president will be.

There is a very crucial vote going on in Georgia. Two senate seats that wil decide who controls the senate are being counted. No confirmed winner yet, but if the democrats’ win both seats the senate will be in a tie. 50-50.

Then if there is a tie vote the vice president of the United States casts the deciding vote.

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I have been reading lately about the heroic stories of our veterans, and current military saving lives even though they are not in combat.

I have a few examples here:

A marine saved a woman who was trapped in her car.

A soldier protected a woman during a riot.

A marine crawled out to a dog that was drowning because he broke through the ice at a big lake. He saved to the dog.

An Marine officer and two other marines pulled a man out of his eighteen wheeler. He was badly injured.

There are many more examples. I wanted to share a few to show that our military people are always on the alert to help others.

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An update on my new book coming out called, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of Life.

I am very close to sending it off to a publisher. I have the publisher picked out and they seem very interested as well.

I just need to do a few more interviews, and do some cleaning up in areas of the book. I am predicting that the book will be out by April.

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Well, we made it to 2021. Are things going better for you? Does things seem to be a little more achievable?

If not…you are not alone my friend. There are over 10,745 other veterans at this site, and they all have your back.

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However, if you are lost in the fog, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number for you to call. Even the advice they share is free. There are highly qualified counselors there to help. They aill not hang up until they know you are OK.

Don’t go through life alone!

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are not unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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I Need More Veteran Friends

Thanks to all of you who have been joining us here. The response has been wonderful.  We just past 3,630 new subscribers. That is a huge increase in 2016. We only had 1,000 a year ago. Help us to make it to 4,000.  Could you be the one that puts us over the top? Just need 370 by the end of December.Help us continue to grow by subscribing today if you haven’t already. Just click on the icon right after the title of this post to do that.

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Doug Bolton, the founder of the blog, Signs of Hope, which is at www.dailysignsofhope.com, has written a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics.  

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If you follow Twitter, join me by following @heavenencounter. Many veterans are starting to follow and we hope to have many more to share thoughts and ideas with. You can also connect with me on Facebook by putting my name in the search area. A third place to connect is: 

 

www.rallypoint.com/join/spc-douglas-bolton

It is a new social network just for veterans. 

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I have been away for a little while due to some ailments. I am back and should be posting regularly again.

I have grown a ton of new military followers on Twitter and a new social network I joined a year ago called RallyPoint. It is a rare social networking that it is only military people that join it. If you want to join just us my link to check it out.

 

www.rallypoint.com/join/spc-douglas-bolton

 

It has men and women from all branches of the military, all MOS, all ranks, and all ages.

I have connected with 2,400 veterans in a very short time, and have become close friends with many of them. If you are a veteran, I highly recommend this new social network just for veterans.

If you are feeling forgotten, and alone, as a veteran, please stay strong. I am here to support you. Please make a comment at the end of this post, so I can share thoughts with you. You are a valuable person of self worth. Don’t let the dark side sway you into thinking you are useless.

Always Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

When Will The Storms Stop?

Thanks to all of you who have been joining us here. The response has been wonderful.  We just past 3,625 new subscribers. That is a huge increase in 2016. We only had 1,000 a year ago. Help us to make it to 4,000.  Could you be the one that puts us over the top? Our goal for the end of this year is 5,000.

Help us continue to grow by subscribing today if you haven’t already. Just click on the icon right after the title of this post to do that.

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Doug Bolton, the founder of the blog, Signs of Hope, which is at www.dailysignsofhope.com, has written a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics.  

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If you follow Twitter, join me by following @heavenencounter. Many veterans are starting to follow and we hope to have many more to share thoughts and ideas with. You can also connect with my on Facebook by putting my name in the search area.

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I see it has been almost three months since I last posted here. I have spent my whole summer battling an infection in my spine. I am just starting to feel well enough to be able to stop the daily IV doses of antibiotics.

I missed so much because of this. My family went on summer trips, but I couldn’t go because of the IV treatments everyday.

I wasn’t able to drive because the effects of the antibiotics made me drowsy and sleepy. So, not only was I in severe pain, I also was grounded and sent to my bedroom like a disobedient child.  I spent three weeks staring out my bedroom window hoping some birds or squirrels might come by for me to see.

This is a pretty sad story so far.

I want you to know something. I never faltered. I never cursed God. I never gave up my positive attitude.

I could have given up and let the dark side have its way.

It reminds me of when I was in a huge battle with depression while in the military, and beyond. I spent many days wondering what the world was all about, and if I wanted to be a part of it.

In 2001 I actually was sitting in my Ford Explorer thinking of checking out of this hotel called earth.

God woke me up that day. He stopped me in my tracks. He had plans for me, and it wasn’t my time to leave this earth. So now I am writing this post to you to share hope.

I also share hope on my blog at www.dailysignsofhope.com. As the title states, you get daily signs of hope. Check it out and join me there as well. Find out why 94,000 people are subscribers to the blog.

I have been labeled as the “hope whisper.”   I go to writer’s conferences and people address me with that name.

Why? Shouldn’t I be angry at the world? I had over ten years of serious ailments including five surgeries. This latest trial has been one of my hardest to accept.

I don’t feel anger. I don’t think this world is an awful place to be.

I have learned that we will all face trials and storms. Some will be raging storms. I have also learned that each time I make it through the storm I am a little stronger. I even learned that I can use my adversity, pain, and suffering to help others who may be going through the same things.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!