04 Feb An Open Letter to PSKC from Derick
|“always remember that even on your worst day when it hurts the most there is always someone that would give anything to be in your place”|
Derick Carver posted this to the discussions tab on the PSKC Facebook fan page:
It is truly beautiful, amazing, and inspirational. We are all so lucky to have men like this serving our country…
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone involved with PSKC for their ongoing support as I continue to rehabilitate, especially Dale. It has been a little over a year and I still read through the encouraging messages many of you have posted and check out the sign hanging in the gym. You have no idea how much your support and motivation means to me.
There is a few things that I have learned over the last year have and will continue to shape my life. The first is the importance of friends, family and community. Friends and family are the people that are going to be there for you regardless of what is going on in your life, much like you have been there for me. Its these friends and family that make up your community. PSKC is more then a gym or place to go get torn down but rather a community of people that build each other up through physical, and more importantly, mental growth.
This leads into discipline and commitment, something that no one apart of our community lacks. Complacency has become apart of our society, people make excuses or flat out do the wrong thing. This is not us, not you. People like you not only step up and accept the challenge but embrace it. This is what sets us apart from the weak. I employ you to continue to do this and always remember that even on your worst day when it hurts the most there is always someone that would give anything to be in your place. Give anything to be able to run that last 50m sprint or complete that last box jump. These are things that we take for granted only to realize how much we miss the pain until we can no longer feel it.
There will always be hundreds of reasons to not do something, but there is always one reason to do it. Find that reason and run with it. You have been here for me and I am here for you. I do not have the words to express my gratitude to be apart of such a great community of people. You owe it to yourself and each other to hold together and encourage one another to rise to continue to stride for greatness.
Remember, you can always do one more for the Airborne Ranger in the sky.
|“There will always be hundreds of reasons to not do something, but there is always one reason to do it”|
With sincere gratitude and admiration,