Friday, September 11, 2009
It's raining here in New York City today and on TV the names of the victims of 9/11 are being read aloud while family members cry and carry pictures of their loved ones protected under umbrellas.
It's eight years since this great city and country came under attack. How has your life changed in those eight years? Did you get married? Have a child? Graduate? Write a book? Travel?
I think back on how much my own life has changed. I can't help but wonder how the thousands of lives taken that horrible day in NYC, Washington, D.C. and PA would have changed too -- how all those men and women would be living out their lives today if things had only been different on that September morning in 2001. Like us now, they might be bemoaning the end of another summer, seeing their kids off to the first days of school, getting ready for football season, and enjoying every day life.
We have that opportunity today on 9/11/09 to live our lives just a little better for them. We can hug and kiss our loved ones, call someone we miss, and through our words and actions contribute to our country again to make it stronger and united (and not only through days of tears). Eight years went by in a blink.
Life does go on for sure, and we've all changed as individuals and as a nation, but it's important every year for us to look back, to remember and to never forget .