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9/11

9.11

On the eve of 9/11/19, I sit quietly on my couch in my home, but as always when this anniversary comes, my heart breaks.  As I scroll through Facebook with all of the photos from that day being repeated because it’s the anniversary, I cry.  I can’t help myself.

I cry for the losses that so many suffered.  I cry for their families.  I cry because the night before, this eve before 9/11/2001, no one knew how life would be changed so irrevocably for our nation.

The tragedy of 9/11 still haunts the hearts, minds and souls of so many of us.  Even as  the years have passed, eighteen to be exact, the anniversary of 9/11 holds a sadness that hasn’t been forgotten.

We have learned that life can change in a moment’s notice.  All that we have known can be obliterated and we have to pick up the pieces as best we can when this happens.  My prayers are with each of you who have been touched by 9/11.

We have heard the tragic stories from those who were there at Ground Zero.  Many survivors have recounted their experiences.  We have been told of the amazing courage that so many people showed.  We have seen strangers bonded in the wake of this tragedy.  In some form or another, we have all been touched by this event.

Please, tell your loved ones how you feel.  Count your blessings.  Be grateful for this peaceful moment.  Send out your heartlight energy to fill the world with love and compassion.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us.  That is why we must hold tenderly The Presents of Presence.

Tonight, as I lay my head upon my pillow, I pray for us all.

Shine On!

xo

Honoring Those Left Behind

911

September 11th, 2001 is a day that so many of us will never forget here in the United States.  Those of us on the East Coast especially are filled with reminders of that dark day in our history.  We can tell you where we were when the planes hit, just like the older generations can easily recall where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy, Jr. was shot.

Many of us know families who were directly affected by that day ~ losing loved ones and thus changing the course of their lives forever.  Their grief is universal for we all grieve with them, our nation grieves with them and we never forget.

I have known some very inspirational women who have led by example after their loved ones passed away tragically.  Their courage frankly overwhelms me, even to this day and I stand in awe of them.  I can never truly express my the depth of my admiration without sounding silly to even my own ears, but I hope that they may read my blog and know I am writing about them.

For I have known grief in my life, but nothing like what they have endured.  What a testament to their heartlights to continue to shine even when life dimmed around them!   So today, please allow a moment of gratitude for the loved ones in your own life.  If you are able, please reach out and hug them today.  Don’t wait to say, “I love you,” to someone.  Take the extra moment to smile, to connect and to send out love.  We only have this present moment to enjoy, to love, to hug and to be kind.

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  Today’s post is dedicated to the loved ones, their families and all those who are left behind to remember.

In Memorium 9/11

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Today marks 12 years since 9/11 ~ 2 numbers which have become synonymous with terrorism, sadness, death, heroes and a life changing day in the U.S.A. ~ as well as the phone number which calls for help!  Ask most people where they were on September 11, 2001, and they remember.

If you talk to those in the tri-state area, we all have stories, so many of us impacted personally by the tragedy and losses that encompass 9/11.  Lives lost, friends, family, childhood friends ~ in one mass swoop.  I find it interesting that in NYC, it was the World Trade Centers which fell, changing how the world traded violence by attacking and yet, that violence has forced us to find peace.  We’ve learned to not take anything for granted.  We’ve been tested and triumphed by learning the lesson that we survive, perhaps broken and battered, but life goes on whether we like it or not.  We have learned to find grace in the dawning of a new day.  It is not without sorrow though that we remember how so many lives were torn apart and how we’ve mended.  We’ve simply continued to take baby steps.

So, I ask of you…

Please take a moment today:

To look up to the sky and give thanks for this day.

To hug and kiss your loved ones before they leave your home..

And to welcome them back the same way.

To call a friend to tell them how you feel.

To reach out and smile at a stranger.

To stand in silence for a moment to honor all those who lost their lives.

To forgive all those whom you find unforgivable.

To live in peace.

To be loving to all those you encounter today.

To anonymously do something kind for someone else.

To say a prayer for world peace.

And, as always…

Shine On!

xo