Whether it’s looking forward to new fishing season, or to a new year, winter is a great time to take stock in your tackle, and to evaluate your goals and ideas to organize them for success. If you think about it, the skills you apply to organizing your tackle box can be used to organize your life as well. It may sound a little cheesy, but stay with me – you’ll see there are a lot of similarities. And since you are already good at organizing tackle, why not use those skills elsewhere?
Organizing your tackle box is essential for fishing success. You need to be confident you have the right fishing tools at your fingertips. Organizing your daily life is also essential, as thinking ahead and focusing on your goal will also ensure success. So, let’s take a cue from your tackle box and get organized! Start by asking:
As we paddle forward into 2017, there is so much we are thankful for, and even more things we are excited about. We are continuing to grow as a nation, which will only expand our reach and the number of heroes we can potentially serve. As we look to 2017, here are some things that are part of our focus:
The choice to make a change in my journey with Heroes on the Water was not made lightly, and definitely did not come easy. That being said, HOW is and always will be my family. This is merely a title change, and nothing more.
There are a million ways you can choose to help our nation’s heroes, but is there a best way? Probably not, but there are definitely better, more effective ways to serve them. As with many things in life, the saying goes “keep it simple.” Well, we’ve taken that advice and done just that; our program puts ‘Heroes on the Water,’ plain and simple. A little goes a very long way here, and the positive impact on the lives of our heroes and their families is overwhelming.
If you haven’t witnessed the powerful influence we can make on the lives of our heroes, now is the time to do so. There is no gift more meaningful and powerful than the gift of peace and healing.
What does “family” mean to you? For many of us, there are multiple meanings for this term, and in many cases, we create our own family with close friends and bonds formed out of circumstance. Our service men and women develop a strong bond with their fellow warriors; a bond so strong they consider these once strangers as a forever member of their family. This is also exactly how we view our members; every hero, every spouse, every child, every volunteer, and every donor is a significant part of the Heroes on the Water family.
Thankful for the Sacrifices
When warriors decide to serve our country, they are not the only one making a sacrifice; family members are also greatly affected by this burden our heroes have chosen to endure. Brandon Walden is one of these heroes. After living much of his childhood very underprivileged, Brandon made the conscious decision to grow up faster than most, which is not uncommon for our warriors. He chose this path for his family, to do something bigger so that they might live a better life. He chose to risk his life for his family and our country.