Do you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today?
I was heading to work when I heard the news. The local radio station had stopped everything and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. This couldn’t be possible. Not in America. I finally got to work and everyone was huddled around the TV so I went to join and I could not believe my eyes, but there it was. I remember feeling sick to my stomach all day long with my thoughts on all the needless destruction. My heart still cries for all those families who lost a love one and I am sometimes haunted by thoughts of the people stuck in those building who just went to work like any other day. And the people on the planes who had to watch as they crashed into the towers.
I also think of all the heros of the day. Not many of them would call themselves heros, but that is just the kind of people they are. We really do need more heros in this world.
So today, just take a minute to realize how lucky we are to be alive. Also take a minute to give thanks to the heros in your life and remember the loss so it is not forgotten.