Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget

Today is the 12th Anniversary of September 11th. A day no one will forget. I am sure each and every one of us remembers exactly what we were doing the moment we heard the tragic news. I am sure at that moment, each one of us immediately thought of our loved ones. While we will all never forget the tragic events of September 11th, we should also never forget that Freedom and Liberty and Safety and Security and everything that we hold near to our hearts can never be taken for granted. Think of all those men and women on 9/11 who went to work and never came home. Never got to say goodbye.  Never got to tell the ones they love, that really... all that matters in this world is to love and to be loved. It is so easy to complain about all the things that don't go right in our day to day lives. On any given day, a myriad of things can go wrong.  Sometimes it can feel like a black cloud is hanging over our head.  BUT in those same days, even in the darkest of days, things also go right. Many of those things are under appreciated. Did you wake up in your own bed? Are you surrounded by all the comforts of home?  When you turned on your lights, did they work?  Do you have running water?  Is your running refrigerator full of good food?  Do you have on warm dry clothes? Are the people that you love safe today? Think of how many of our service men and women answer those questions with a no.  They are out there, risking their lives, missing the ones they love, so that we can wake up in our own bed, surrounded by all the comforts of home with lights and water and food and hopefully those we love. It is something to never take for granted.  Be thankful and forever grateful for all your blessings in life. Never forget. Time is precious. Be grateful for every moment you are given.

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