Saturday, February 27, 2010


To each of you reading this blog with any consistency THANK YOU.  Your generous contributions to Penny's From Heaven Foundation allow us to continue to provide POCKETS OF PEACE inspirational and motivational books to our deployed and deploying soldiers, as well as our wounded heroes and their families. 

Yesterday I received this letter and a Certificate of Appreciation for recognition of our contributions in support of the 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom VII.  Saying, "Your time, efforts and contributions are greatly appreciated by the Soldiers of the "Desert Rogue" Battalion.  Thank you for all that you do in support of the United States Army and our Great Nation!" 

Signed personally, by LTC Richard R. Coffman. 

His following letter to me was humbling.

"Dear Penny's From Heaven Foundation,

I want to express my sincere appreciation for the kindness and selflessness that you have shown to the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment.  My Soldiers, the Desert Rogues, have put in hours of work without so much as one complaint, and they are achieving mission success.  Gratitude is truly shown on their faces when they receive a care package, and the time and effort you spent putting together these wonderful gifts is very much appreciated by all who receive them. 

We thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the Desert Rogues.  Your actions demonstrate true American pride in supporting our magnificient U.S. Forces, and you greatly enhance our morale as we endeavor in the GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.  Again, I thank you for the support that you have shown my Battalion and to our great Nation.

Richard R. Coffman

I find it awe inspiring and  down right humbling,  for them to write and thank us from a war zone worlds away! 

They are fighting every second of every day for us, for our freedom, for the United States - and yet they find the time to thank us for sending care packages and Pockets of Peace books! 

I wonder how many of us take time out to even think of thanking them?  A few positive words can turn out to be exactly the solace someone needs.  We need to be mindful of what we say and what we don't say.

As you read this today, please continue to pray for their safety.  And if you can find it in your heart please continue to financially assist us in our efforts to send more inspiring and motivational books to our troops. They are helping and appreciated!!

So today as I head off to a Yellow Ribbon event with hundreds of soldiers and their families let us all remember to ask God  to Bless Our Troops and to Bless the United States of America!

"To quietly and peacefully go about our business sometimes requires great courage.  Events in the world or in our own lives may make us want to scream and wail, tear our hair out, or beat our heads against a wall.  But we don't do any of those things.  We square our shoulders, look straight ahead, and carry out our daily routines.  We try to restore normality to what feels like chaos."

~Linda Picone~

"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now.  How?  By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.  Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."

~Dale Carnegie~

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