Like most of the world, I will never forget September 11th for as long as I live. The world forever changed that day, just as the world forever changed the day we were all told that we had to shelter in place just a few short years ago.
I think there is a lot of depth to the words here …
A TIME TO REMEMBER
THOSE WE’VE LOST,
THOSE WHO’VE SERVED,
AND THOSE WHO CARRY ON.
We must always remember that which has forever changed our lives so that we can use the loss and uncertainty and fear and the deeply held grief to heal and to become better versions of ourselves.
We must remember those we’ve lost to ensure we continue living our best lives so the loss of their lives weren’t for nothing.
Those who serve somehow find a way to set aside the emotion and rise up to give to others; to be pillars in the community and to do what they can to be of service to all those suffering and/or in need of support.
Those who carry on are the ones who keep going after the storm and that’s all of us who are fortunate enough to survive these horrific tragedies. We can’t just live in fear and we can’t continue to self-medicate or run or hide from the hard truths that will ultimately set us free.
We must commit to living our best lives. To do the work to heal; to grow, to make peace with our past, to believe in a future rich with possibility and potential, and to love more deeply. Let’s all reach into the depths of what’s possible and envision a new and better life where we can thrive and no longer just survive.