Go to Jim’s YouTube Channel ( That Push Up Guy Tough ) and check out the 160+ videos he has posted. It isn’t just about the pushups. Jim takes 7-10 minutes to give his thoughts on things that he has experienced and how to “Stay in your Fight”.
I wanted to talk with Jim about finding ways to be grateful. Even when staring into the abyss, I got common theme of hope when I watched the videos. I wanted to find out how to hold onto hope when life’s has one pinned down in a crossfire. I got a lesson Tough Style!
Jim wasn’t done though, as a bonus, I got to talk with Mrs. Tough. Becky has had a tremendous positive effect on Jim’s life, and he can’t say enough good things about her. She does work in wellness and introduced Jim to essential oils ( Seed to Seal Website ). Becky is going to come back on for a full episode talk with me about wellness, essential oils and reducing contact with chemicals. She is telling me I can do this by throwing out my Windex and PineSol and switching to other products. Wow!!! I could not believe it. My Gunny in the Marine Corps certainly would not believe it. I can’t wait to hear more.
This Thanksgiving think of all the things you have going for you. Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving differently, but we can all get a little Tough.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying time with family and friends.
Question of the Week
“Who did you vote for president?” I have been asked that by more people than anything else with Oscar Mike Radio. As I explained in the podcast, I don’t want to bring that into this show. Veteran’s advocacy is Oscar Mike. Which is to say it is On the Move and On Mission regardless of who is in the Whitehouse.
I talk about Thanksgiving as a Private First Class. 21 years ago, I was at Fort Bliss, Texas and it was my first Thanksgiving away from friends and family. A Sergeant and his wife asked a bunch of us Marines over for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a great to get off base and be spoiled for a little while on a day when were all missing home.
The POG and GRUNT Compliant Dept
They weren’t complaining so much this week as bickering what part of the turkey was the best. It doesn’t take them much to find something to argue over.
Unit Shout Out
This episode’s shout out goes to all active duty service members worldwide who can’t be with family and friends for Thanksgiving. I just want you all to know there are people out there who appreciate what you are doing for us everyday.
I wanted to get the word for out about Operation Wreaths for Veterans. It will be on Monday, December 5th. I don’t have a time yet for the event, but I will update Oscar Mike Radio once I have a start time. I think this is a good thing to do honor Veterans who are no longer with us. Click on the link below to get involved.
Happy Thanksgiving! Many years ago I spent holidays away from family and friends while in the Marine Corps. There are those who are in harm’s way or on duty right now on this holiday. When you are around the table with your family for dinner, I would ask that you take a moment and remember those can’t be with their families on this holiday.
If you served breakfast at veteran’s homeless shelter, went to the VA to see vets, or opened your home to active duty service members who couldn’t make it home, I offer you my sincerest thanks. We remember these acts of kindness.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
There are Americans all over the world doing something like this right now.