Last week, I spent 2 days talking with veterans of WWII (the Bloody 100th Bomber Group) and I learned a lot about honor, heroism, and doing the work that matters. Over and over again, the theme of commitment shined through in their stories. They knew what they were there to do, and that influence is carrying through to today’s service members.


So, now I’m looking for more examples of people who are commuted to staying “long enough” to make a difference. I didn’t have to wait long or look far…

In my email inbox early this morning, I learned about this “first photo” with people in it. It’s also known as the first-known picture of Paris. Jump over to Wikipedia, and you can learn more about it:


“Boulevard du Temple”, a daguerreotype made by Louis Daguerre in 1838, is generally accepted as the earliest photograph of people. It is a view of a busy street, but because the exposure time was at least ten minutes the moving traffic left no trace. Only the two men near the bottom left corner, one apparently having his boots polished by the other, stayed in one place long enough to be visible.”

What will you stay long enough in one place to notice today?