It is always good to be thankful in life. It helps you to keep a check on your ‘self’. There are innumerable factors to which you can be grateful towards. Your body – the house of your senses, your family, friends, sun, moon , stars and countless such random – tangible and intangible entities. It is grand and fulfilling gesture that goes a long way in helping you understand the valuable lessons in learning more about your ‘self’.
But, there is one factor , in particular, which under any circumstances cannot be overlooked. It’s value cannot be estimated by mortals. This factor comprises of the valiant armed forces that protect our country & the police that helps to uphold the law and order of a country. Any other profession in a country can only survive and thrive in the presence of protection that the armed forces and the police provide against external and internal threats. The order of a society is maintained because of them. These brave-hearts lay down their lives to help protect the interests of billion others whom they have never even met in their lives. They sacrifice their lives so that you can lead yours in peace.
They fight for everything that you and the very society you are a part of, stand for. They armed forces and the police not only defend the farms, temples , bridges and buildings but also the ideas that gave rise to them in the first place. To quote from ‘Horatius’ -
(They fight for) ‘For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods.’
All one needs to do if not anything else, is to respect them and their sacrifice. Respect their families. Respect the code by which they have lived their lives and honour them. Yes, there can be rotten elements among them and they should be dealt with the necessary punishment that they deserve. But then, a timely mention to yourself towards the selfless service of the police personnel and armed forces would go a long way in help you understand the value of their efforts and also reinstate faith in them about the fact that their actions don’t fall under the garb of ‘Thankless’ jobs.