1. We are small, but we are mighty
I love that quote from Margaret Mead that says “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
The Coast Guard is proof of that.
It is about the size of the New York Police Department, and when I think of what it accomplishes with so few, I am always amazed. I can’t think of a better lesson for my kids than to tell them that one person really CAN make a difference.