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August 20, 2021 | Just a Few Things

August 20, 2021 | Just a Few Things

Welcome to this week's edition of Just a Few Things, where I share just a few things from that week that have inspired, motivated, interested or (insert whatever adjective you'd like here) me during that week.

Why do these? Because we often find inspiration in the most unexpected of places. Maybe you'll see something in this week's edition that will spur you to action or maybe you'll be moved to share a thing or two from your week with me!

And if you're thinking... what does this have to do with flags? Well, it has absolutely nothing to do with flags. Combat Flags has always been about more than flags - it's about community, sharing ideas and constant improvement. Unusual, right?

A challenge to you: Choose 1 of the things below and leave your reply in a comment. You never know who you can inspire!

Let's get to it:

At the top, about Afghanistan...
From a Facebook post I made earlier in the week:  
I’m not sure what to say. Part of me wants to say it has been an unnerving week watching the events in Afghanistan unfold. The other part of me wants to say that it seemed like a foregone conclusion that this was the inevitable outcome, but not with the expediency with which it occurred.
Either way its unsettling.
Though I never set foot in Afghanistan, I’ve got friends who spent years on the ground, friends who spilled blood there, and I’ve met and come to know Gold Star parents who lost sons on the battlefields there.
This is an utterly heartbreaking way to close out the last 20 years of a now multi-generational war.
So, to my GWOT brothers and sisters, know you’ve got a community here you can lean on if/when you need us.
Like most of you, I'm keeping up with what's happening via social media accounts sharing on-the-ground reports. If you're interested, here are a few pages on Instagram to keep an eye on: @taskandpurpose @oafnation_actual @northernprovisions @holliesmckay
One question about GOOD that always leaves an impression.
This week I had 2 interviews for upcoming the Combat Flags Podcast episodes. As I usually do, I close out the podcast by asking this question: If you could tell the American people one thing, what would it be?
To me, the answers offer a good pulse on where we stand as a country because these answers are coming from REAL people... not talking heads on the news looking to get more clicks and views.
Anyhow, when I talked with Adam Lien and Chris Strom this week (just a day apart), their replies to that question left me walking away with a smile. Stay tuned for Adam's episode next week and Chris' the week after.
And lastly, If you could tell the American people one thing, what would it be?
We're all on this planet together for a very short period of time, we should spend it being kind to one another, loving our friends and family and being happy with where we are and what we have.

Alright, that's it for this week's edition of Just a Few Things. I hope you've been inspired to try something new, read a book, reflect on your week or listen to a new podcast.
Please feel free to drop a comment or email with a thing or two from your week than I can share with others!
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Kristen - September 3, 2021

I agree with the foregone conclusion assessment, and although I did not agree that our troops should be there, I supported them and their efforts. To have all the their work just demolished in hours was heartbreaking to watch. Please continue your mission to help military men and women…they and those before them are why we have the freedoms we have today.

Shannon Traynor - August 23, 2021

Love God, love others. Be kind and show grace.

Craig - August 20, 2021

Don’t live of the world. Don’t trust man. Trust God! What ever cross You are given, carry it with all the strength, courage,patience and humility God gives You. Our goal must be eternity with The Father. Everything else is training!
Peace to all who strive for Gods will. Amen

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