Thursday, September 11, 2008
I didn't want to let today pass without saying something about 9/11/01.
Our country has changed in so many ways due to the horrible events on that day.
Peoples' lives have changed.
Politicians say that we need to feel safe, do what we can to accomplish that sense of security.
How can we really feel safe?
I don't believe we have that control. No matter how many walls, fences, or security measures we create, we can not have that kind of safety.
So, how do we live?
For me, I have to live each day and hope that my world won't be turned upside down from a phone call saying someone I love has died or has discovered they have a disease. I have to live my life as if tragic events won't come my way any time soon.
If I live in fear and try to control all that's around me, I am not really living.
A neighbor of mine told me that someone got stabbed on a street that I frequently walk down. She said it was during the day and I need to avoid that street now.
No, i'm not going to do that. I will be aware of my surroundings and take certain precautions but i'm not going to stop doing the things I want to do because of some event or someone elses fear.
I want to remember all the people who died on 9/11, stop for a few moments and think about the losses the families are dealing with and will always deal with.
To honor those who are dying every day, I want to live my life to the fullest. Try to be happy and try to help others in need. I don't believe that living in fear and reacting in violence will honor the people who have died.
So, to all those who have died and to all those who are grieving or in pain in some way, I honor you! I hold you in my heart and send you healing white light.