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Good feelings from helping others

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webmaster | 05/25/13

“Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.”
— Zoroaster, founder of Parsiism (7th century BC)

The commercials I see on the television about the Wounded Warrior programs across this country are very touching. Those young men and women have gone through a hell while serving this wonderful country. Returning home is a very happy moment for them and their families.

However, it is only a short-lived period for some of them, because the battle is not over for the ones who lost parts of their bodies and have to relearn how to live life. Some of them accept what happened to them and some of them are still fighting a mental war and need a lot of help and support from those they were protecting and those enjoying the freedom we take for granted.

I witness what some of them have paid each time I go to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Fresno or other places where support is offered. I returned over 50 years ago with a lot of memories and all my body parts still attached. Now that these wounded warriors are home and safe, some of them need a chance to prove to themselves and to others they still can add their skills to the community. There is good in any situation, regardless of how bad things may look...


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