I hope this picture comes through for you - of this Canadian Army soldier, stationed in Iraq, with his tiny "plot" of grass in front of his tent. It's heartwarming! He asked his wife to send him dirt (Canadian soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the Canadian soil - to bring them good luck. If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of a scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted. Upon receiving this, please say a prayer for our Canadian soldiers who give so unselfishly for us.
However, when I "googled" for the image, I found two other references saying he was an American soldier. The point is, either country, it's a touching thought. It's too bad the Internet allows people to change the story of the photo.
After growing up in a house, with a front yard and a back yard, the thing I missed the most after a couple years of apartment living, was "a lawn". My girlfriends and I would love invites to each other's parent's house so we could have the opportunity to sit on the lawn and run our bare toes and our fingers through the grass.
The point is to be thankful for the things we have, no matter how small, and desire less of the things we don't have.
And to be thankful for those brave men and women around the country who give their lives to fight for their country, whether you support the war, or not.