#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for October, 2004

I met a soldier…

On the plane up to Washington State on Friday morning, I met a young soldier, on his way for a visit with his girlfriend before leaving for his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was well-mannered and quiet, just looking for a kind word.

Whatever your opinions about the war, be kind to the soldiers.

They are somebody’s baby boy or girl.

Say a kind word. Pick up their lunch check. Let them ahead of you in line.

We have a great deal to be grateful for in this country, and those brave children are one of the main

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There is something so powerful about going back to where you came from, and touching base. Hearing the stories again, being with the star players.

It’s all good.

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.