Last night I watched the most heart wrenching compilation of videos from 9/11. They were first hand accounts put together from real people watching as the crisis unfolded. I sat at the table and had to keep reminding myself that it wasn't just a scary movie. It's still hard to believe that it all actually happened!
This morning I said to my co-worker, Don, that even though it was horrific to watch, I'm glad that I did. I told him that it's something that I never want to forget. A moment later he asked me a great question: What is it that you don't want to forget about 9/11? Hmmm.... Great question, Don!! I thought for a moment and replied: It's a time when we all came together as people of one race ~ the human race. On that tragic day we saw what was truly important: LOVE (for one another), LIFE (that we all deserve to live), CARING (for our neighbors), PROTECTING (those who need our help), SUPPORTING (those who could not take another step)!
I believe that day, as so many went through the hell that will always be known as 9/11, we got to see a glimpse (right here on Earth) of what Heaven might look like ~ as the world cried with us and we all came pulled together as members of the same family!
May we all remember how tragedy brought out the best in so many of us.... Now we all just need to live our best selves everyday!
Cindy Gagne Teixeira
Just like you, I wear many hats. I'm a mom, a teacher, a friend, a daughter, a sister, and a writer. I choose to laugh (and talk... and write) about my problems because crying takes too much time.