Let’s take some time to remember those that were lost and those that lost loved ones. Remember those who put their lives on the line to help and save other lives.
Where were you when the first and second towers were hit?
As I was checking my email the other day, I saw an email from Panera Bread; that’s why stores get your email, so they can inundate you with all their useful updates. :) In this particular email, they were asking people to share what they are thankful for. From the 6th through the 11th, they invite people to share on their Facebook page. I guess it’s Panera Breads way of bringing people together, in order to help us heal.
I have to be honest; I forgot the anniversary was upon us again. It always seems to sneak up on me. Life has been crazy – surgery, recovery, physical therapy, moving, writing, networking and life itself.
Yet, as soon as I saw that email, my mind immediately went back to that day. I saw myself sitting in my car at the gas station off I-84, on my way to UCONN. I saw myself crying as I drove down Rte 10; I was wondering where my son was. He wasn’t in New York, nor was he supposed to be. That’s just what we moms do; we worry about everything. And, that particular day, I was worried about everyone’s children.
I wanted it to stop. I wanted us to go back to before it happened. But, it happened. So, we deal with it and move on. The key is to learn from the experience. The key is to remember those that were affected – in any way. The key is to find ways to make our country a healthier, happier and safer place.
Even with the 2012 election upon us, even with the economy being so bad, even with the worries of work and school; we should still take time to be thankful for what we have. We should still take time to remember. We should still take time to tell everyone (those here and those lost) that no one can take away our freedoms. No one can take away from the progress we, as a nation, have made and will continue to make. I invite you to share.