As we approach the one year anniversary of Sept 11, I find myself reflecting again. It took a monumental trafesty to draw us together as a nation, yet split us too in ways. We have added another group to single out due to the actions of a few. I have experienced first hand the prejudices toward Muslims, you see I married one. In reality they are a very peace loving religion. They dont condone violence in any form yet to look around it is not obvious. I understand where the predjudices come from, all we have to do is look to the east. See the nations in turmoil, killing, full of hatred.. all in the name of God. This has gone on from the beginning of time, yet does not make it right.
Anyway I digress here. I saw so many good things come from Sept 11. We found a greater love for our country, we pulled together with other nations to bring justice, we worked side by side to clean up the mess left behind, we found a little more kindness for our fellow man, a little more patience, hopefully realized that today is all any of us really have, so live it like it is your last. Take time to realize what really is important in life. Take time to realize that worry, hatred, bitterness, guilt and any other negative emotion is a waste of today. Is it really how you want to spend your last day?? Will these things matter 3 months from now.. or even a week from now? Life is just too short.
Last year I created a page. Ill post it again..
Warning....this page makes me cry everytime.