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Persevere Over the Dark Side

Doug Bolton is writing a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, PTSD, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Be looking for more details about the new book. Doug Is also seeking military who would be willing to do an interview. It will be part of the book. Sharing by actual soldiers will help many others. Look for updates here.

A percentage of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Victory for Veterans.


I can’t believe it. Today is the first day of a New Year. It is now 2017!

I ate way too much over the holidays. I weighed in this morning to start the new year, and the scale started shaking and it said, “Only one person at a time!”

There may be a wee bit of a chance the scale was trying to tell me something.

We often take on more than we can chew. (pun intended) We dive into something without thinking, and we seem to see failure more than we see victory.

There are many reason for this, and I am afraid it is happening to way too many of my brothers and sisters in the military.

Fear is a determining factor in many of our decisions. We fear we will make a mistake. We don’t want to venture out, because failure is starting us in the face.

We need to understand that we won’t be able to see around the next bend on our path of life. We will have to walk that road by faith.

Yes, it can be scary. Yes, there is a chance of making a mistake or even face failure.

Albert Einstein said, “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein did pretty good in life, but did you know that many of his thoughts and theories weren’t accepted, and even put into use?

One thing we all need to know is that we can do anything if we have perseverance. That word perseverance is the top word on my list of survival needs.

It should with you every where you go. It should be with you during your duties in the military, and your duties in your civilian life.

I have lasted through many storms in my life. Some were raging, near death, storms, but I am still here writing to you today.

I persevered, and you can too. Never give in to the dark side.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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