One year ago today, I wrote about my September 11th story. Its just a recount of what I remembered from that fateful day, where I was and what my fears were. On the 10th anniversary of this day in history I can't help but feel sad and disappointed at America's viewpoints since that day happened. While I was not directly affected by the September 11th Terrorist Attacks, thousands of people lost someone that day and if they could go back and change one thing, you know they would.
Since then you've heard complaints about the long lines at the airport, being searched, complaints on racial or ethnic profiling etc. Some are valid complaints, others are just petty. I ask, if we had these measures in place prior to 9/11 and could have changed any of the events on that day, wouldn't we want to do that? In the weeks and months that followed 9/11 no one was complaining, everyone was willing to cooperate or help their fellow neighbor. We were united. I think people have forgotten that feeling of unity and we are back to complaining about being inconvenienced when it comes to the safety and security of our county, cities and towns.
I just hope on this September 11th, people stop and realize what was taken away from us and how many people have sacrificed their lives in the military since then for our protection now and on that day, and be thankful for the country we live in. Complain a little less and love a little more.
Here's something I read recently off someone's blog.
These people survived 9/11 for the reason's below:
A dad survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten that day.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike due to an auto accident.
One guy missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
One's car wouldn't start.
One couldn't get a taxi.
And one man put on a new pair of shoes that morning, who had to take various means to get to work
but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why these people are alive today, and yes I'm sure they complained about the inconvenience, but once they realized what happened, you bet they are thanking their lucky stars.
My point is you never know why things happen or don't happen, so to be grateful and thankful for what we have and to not view everything as an inconvenience will only make us live longer more fulfilled lives in the end.
Even though a lot of people can be angry at God for what happened that day, I think some (many) are counting their blessings.
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Please take time to remember what today is really about.