Today is a day of remembrance especially for those directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001. I remember the day well. I was in college at the time focused on some books in the library. As I was about to leave the library I saw a television out in the foyer. Students were all standing around watching in horror. Such tragic news for all Americans. I did not lose anyone that day, but I know people who did.
On that day all I saw were New Yorkers forgetting their differences. We should all keep in mind those in New York, Washington D.C. (Pentagon) and passengers of the jet that crash landed in an empty field in Pennsylvania. People came together that day and helped those around them. We should carry each other more often.
It just reminds me that in so many ways we are all connected though we may not share the same skin tone, religion, or language. We all want love, security, and acceptance whether we want to admit it or not.
Please take time today to focus on your neighbors, friends, and co-workers. What keeps you connected to this person? Do you and a co-worker both love dry humor? Do you and a neighbor both enjoy peanut brittle? It’s nice to realize how much we have in common with people. There is already enough out in the word that keep us divided. Connection is power. We can all be more powerful with more people by our side on this journey. We could all use our power for good. There is so much beauty inside so many of us.
Let’s share our beauty with each other. All love.