It seems that it is the people that we underestimated that has the best perspective on a situation. Then again, sometimes it seems that they prove why we don’t go to them for advice. It is a crap shoot.
Then again, life has a humorous way of sending us to those individuals for help. Again, it is a crap shoot. You may receive help, or you may wish that you had done it by yourself. May the odds ever be in your favor.
I have a whole smorgasbord of examples from which I could pick from to prove my point. One such example comes from my days in basic training. I was teamed up with a less than stellar soldier who made my days in basic torturous. We were told that we were unable to eat dessert for the nine week period. Every night he filled his plate with apple, cherry, and blueberry pie. Then promptly sat down next to our Drill Sergeants. As my luck would have it, the Drill Sergeants would have a meltdown. Then I, along with my new best friend would pay for each slice that he took from the DFAC. God, I hated that kid.
Another bright, shining beacon of hope for humanity was one of my soldiers at Colorado. If you looked up the word average in the dictionary, you would find this kid’s photo. He literally excelled at nothing. Yet, when he got deployed he was the soldier to count on. His biggest critics became his greatest fans. It just goes to show you that people will surprise you.
That will do it for this small blog about nothing specific. Take care of yourselves and I will catch up with you soon.