Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dedication

You don't have to search far this Thursday, the 11th day of the 11th month, for examples of dedication around us. The women and men of the military who provide safety and peace of mind for both the denizens of our country as well as billions of other people throughout the world dedicate themselves to a greater cause every day.

A greater cause is the essence of dedication. By working within a cause larger than the individual we create more than we expected through perseverance and dedication to the greater good. Our impact goes beyond our own capabilities and uncontrolled benefit leaks out into the wide river that flows within us. The greater good is the focus of 40for40 and that goodness is what drives me to train harder and push myself further than I have traveled before during my short stint here on Planet Earth. Any benefit that I offer to others is preserved and protected through the selfless actions of our Veterans.

I'm proud to celebrate the dedication of our Veterans today and I am reminded that the origin of 11 November as a day of remembrance is the noble desire to set aside conflict in favor of peace.

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