The hearts of everyone in the United States stood still that horrific day in 2001 and our brains were numb. In fact, most everything was numb in most of us. Such is the human body's reaction to tremendous trauma like we experienced that day. Not that there has been anything like that in most of our life times. But were all those lives lost in vain?
If you didn't change your life and your outlook on life after that fateful day, then yes, they were lost in vain.
That was a day when we all questioned the existence of a good God, Higher Power or Divine Mind. You've read how we tell you to say "I declare it good". How could we possibly declare that event good? You have to look at tragedy and know that something good will come from it. This applies not only to the world but to you and your daily life.
Please take some time today and do two things. One is to remember the bravery and selflessness that was exhibited all over our country that day, especially in New York where no one ever thinks good things can happen.
The second thing I want you to do is to look at how your life has changed because of that day. Did you realize that you must live each day to the max - that there may not be a tomorrow? Did you realize that we are not alone and that selfishness does not get us anywhere? That when the chips are down we must take care of and support each other? Perhaps you learned not to be so judgmental? Or maybe it was to tell people you loved them at every possible opportunity?
I encourage you to post below any memories or thoughts you have regarding that day in America - never forget the sacrifices and courage exhibited in New York, DC and Pennsylvania on 11 September 2001. Post your feelings and thoughts. What motivated you that day?
For those of you not in the United States, post how that day has affected your life as well.
We will never forget and we learn from the stories of strength and survival.