Friday, November 14, 2008

3 for Friday

On this Friday, bringing this week to a close, let me bring three good T4D's to your attention. One goes back to September, one from October and one from Veterans Day earlier this week. Kirk Weisler is the Chief Morale Officer behind the T4D's.

1 -
If we want to truly belong we must accept the responsibility that goes with it. The responsibility not just for ourselves to work for the good of the whole community but also to care for each other’s wellbeing and the wellbeing of the places in which we find ourselves, to nurture and guide the young or inexperienced, to be good role models, to teach them good lessons and keep them on the right path.
Read his full posting here

2 -
A landmark UCLA study suggests that women respond to stress with a cascade of brain chemicals that cause us to make and maintain friendships with other women. It’s a stunning find that has turned five decades of stress research— most of it on men—upside down.
Read his full posting here

3 -
I cannot think of any other assignment or duty I performed during my enlistment that was as personally rewarding to me as this one. The absolute depth of humility and gratitude I felt for these men, whom I did not know, was surprising to me then as a young and mostly immature soldier. But my knowing them did not seem to be important…knowing that they had sworn to “uphold and protect”, that they had worn the uniform of a soldier, that they had been willing to put their life in harms way for a cause greater than themselves, seemed to be more than enough.
Read his full posting here

By now, you might guess that I highly recommend signing up for Kirk's T4D.

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