Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.
A Soldier stays up for days on end.
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
A Soldier goes days or weeks without running water.
You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
A Soldier gets shot at, as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
You put on your anti war - don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
A Soldier still fights for your right to wear that shirt.
You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
A Soldier clutches the cross hanging on his/her chain next to his/her dog tags.
You talk trash on your "buddies" that aren't with you.
A Soldier knows he/she may not see some of his/her buddies again.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls/hot guys.
A Soldier walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
You complain about how hot it is.
A Soldier wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his/her helmet to wipe his/her brow.
You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
A Soldier does not get to eat today.
Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
A Soldier wears the same things for months, but makes sure his/her weapons are clean.
You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
A Soldier doesn't have time to brush his/her teeth today.
You are angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
A Soldier is told he will be held an extra 2 months.
You call your girlfriend/boyfriend and set a date for that night.
A Soldier waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
You hug and kiss your girlfriend/boyfriend, like you do everyday.
A Soldier holds his letter close and smells his/her love's perfume/cologne.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
A Soldier gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet or she will ever see again.
You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
A Soldier sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own government and remembers why he/she is fighting.
You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of the men/women like him.
A Soldier hears only the gun fire and bombs.
You see only what the media wants you to see.
A Soldier sees the bodies lying around him/her.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
A Soldier does what he is told.
You stay at home and watch TV.
A Soldier takes whatever time he/she is given to call and write home, sleep, and eat.
You crawl into your bed, with down pillows, and try to get comfortable.
A Soldier crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be woken by gun fire.
You sit there and judge them, saying the world is a worse place because of men/women like them.
If only there were more soldier's like them.