Challenge 6 – Love Comes Rushing In

My baby brother is a firefighter paramedic – so right off I have a soft spot in my heart for firemen and women. With the 10 year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks coming up in a few weeks, a lot of the heroic stories of that tragic day are beginning to resurface. Here in Texas and across the southern states, drought conditions and month after month of 100+ degree days have had firefighters battling raging wildfires for days on end with only minimal rest in-between shifts. Most of the firefighters also volunteer at surrounding county fire stations, sometimes not even taking breaks at the end of their shifts before heading out to neighboring counties to volunteer fighting fires, many having to fight to save their own homes.

Firefighters and First Responders come to our rescue with nothing but protecting us and our homes on their minds. They have chosen a profession that often will put their own safety on the line, but the courage in their hearts and the determination to show up, to intervene, and bring peace to a situation that is out of control proves them heroes over and over again. They love what they do, and when they are called, that love comes rushing into our lives.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmon

Challenge 6 –

Locate all of the fire stations and volunteer fire stations in your area and send them a letter, a card, some of those yummy cake balls, anything to show them how much we appreciate their presence in our lives and in our communities.

“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
— John Irving

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead

Make a difference in your world.

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2 Responses to “Challenge 6 – Love Comes Rushing In”

  1. Am tweeting this….Love your challenges!

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