No matter how difficult times may be, one military man has still found things to be thankful for.
A happy homecoming to America did not last long for Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Doe, his wife, and their three kids.
Doe was in the middle of a celebratory lunch after returning from Afghanistan when he learned that his house was on fire.
The family was not home and no one was injured. In the face of loss, Doe chose to focus on the positives.
"I'm not getting bombs, I'm not getting mortared, you don't hear AK-47's going off you know. So in comparison, my house burning down, there's no comparison. My family's alive and safe," Doe said.
Doe was on a two-week leave which will most likely be extended because of the fire. He said his family is a team and will ultimately be okay.