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The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!


Today's Message is: "Your Presence Day!" Why Not?

The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!


Good “Wednesday & Hump Day!” Morning “Band of Brothers & Sisters,” and all great connections. Welcome from the “Eagle’s Nest” in The Woodlands, TX — 24 November 2021!


Today’s Message is: “Your Presence Day!” Why Not?


“An effective leader will build their presence. It’s about developing your appearance, character, integrity, and effectively communicating with your team. Take command of yourself and your vision with confidence. Make an impact today with your presence!” COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs


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The Quote in the Picture Today Reads:

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” — Sheryl Sandberg

More Awesome Quotes for Today’s Message:

“Your presence is the most precious gift you can give to another human being.” — Marshall B. Rosenberg

“Your presence is a miracle.” — Nhat Hanh

“The body itself is to reveal the light that’s blazing inside your presence.” — Rumi

“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light a new light in the hearts of people.” — Mother Teresa

“People who feel empowered by your presence become kindred spirits.” — Wayne Dyer

“The past cannot survive in your presence. It can only survive in your absence.” — Eckhart Tolle

“In the end, what really matters? Only Kindness. Only making somebody a little happier for your presence.” — Nancy Horan


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“Remember this always and the meaning runs deep for all those who’ve served this great nation: 'Honor & Respect Always — Warriors for Life!' " — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs

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jfhouck56
jfhouck56
Nov 25, 2021

How many leaders forget that they should be training people to replace them...It isn't a competition.

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jfhouck56
jfhouck56
Nov 25, 2021

Wonderful sentiment Kerry. Nothing better than being together with family.

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Kerry Harkins
Kerry Harkins
Nov 24, 2021


Good “Thanksgiving Eve ”Morning“, My Brothers and Sisters from a cold but crystal clear day here in the Greater Boston Area!!! Where our current temperature is a chilly 33° but feels like 25° due to a NW wind at 13 mph with higher gusts!!! The Colonel's Message for today is: “Your Presence Day!” MY PERSONAL QUOTE: "How you are perceived is your presence, but more importantly, it is your physical presence which has a meaning far greater than your absence to those who yearn for the sight of you." - Kerry F. Harkins - November 24, 2021 "Your presence is the most precious gift you can give to another human being." - Marshall B. Rosenberg "I never really cared for the things of this world.…

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Thanks for your personal quote brother Kerry!

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H Gene Lawrence
H Gene Lawrence
Nov 24, 2021

Good afternoon Col Burroughs and all my brothers and sisters here on VFV. My earlier post that I thought was posted, appears that it wasn’t. Par for the course for me. LOL. I look at this topic from two points today. First let me touch on the family. When we set an example for our children, by being there and supporting them every day and encouraging them to develop whatever skill sets they may have, they become more confident in themselves. This in turn will stay with them because they feel your presence even when you are not physically present, because you were supportive of them in their growth.

The above is also very much the same as your troops…



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H Gene Lawrence
H Gene Lawrence
Nov 25, 2021
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Many thanks Mikel, my friend. I certainly did and she said that’s nice and she wishes you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving, as do I, Brother. Blessings.

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jackhokie68
jackhokie68
Nov 24, 2021

As a commander I always made it a necessity to visit every shop and watch every operation in my squadron. It always amazed me how many times I was told that this was the first time a commander had made a presence in the area.


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I can defintely relate to that Jack at every level I got out wih the troops (Company, Battalion, and Brigade)... Have a great afternoon brother...

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