15 years ago today, we experienced an inconceivable tragedy when terrorists attacked our nation simply because of who we are and what we stand for. We will never forget.
4 years ago, we experienced this evil once again when 4 Americans were killed in a terrorist attack while serving in Benghazi, Libya. We will never forget.
We remember the heroic law enforcement officers, fireman and medical units who rushed TOWARDS danger when everyone ran from it. And our men and women in uniform who fiercely protected our freedom then and now.
So to the cowards whose jealousy and warped ideologies motivate attacks on us – I remember what happened here post 9/11: I remember people coming together NOT apart, strangers rescuing strangers and neighbors helping neighbors, people donating blood,money and food, an outpouring of love & pride for our country and renewed appreciation for our service men and women. We united this great nation as ONE. I never saw so many American Flags flying so bright and so often.
We were one nation indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.
Sneaky terrorist creeps will never be able to take away what is intrinsic to our nature as citizens: our desire to live a full and FREE live. Honor. Faith. Hard work. Patriotism. And FREEDOM, BABY!
We remember the people we lost…and the heroes who rose.
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I’m a little tired this morning because I stayed up too late watching 9/11 footage. I couldn’t help myself; how could I watch a movie or read my book when that was on? To that end, I heard audio I’d never heard before, saw footage I’d never viewed and remembered more than I wanted to.
Today, I’m taking a page from their book and am going forward with intention.
What do I mean, you ask?
It’s another blue-skied day here in West Michigan and I, for one, am gonna roll in it.
I’m going to put my face into the sunshine, do my work and be my quirky self as I do it. I’m making it a point to smile at strangers, help my colleagues, exercise again and keep my distance from the naysayers.
Today, I’m going to do what they were all busy doing: living.
Join me, will you?
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Categories: Attitude, Faith, Life, Life Lessons, Thoughts
Tags: 9/11, flaws, intention, intentions, live, the American way, winding road
It was a Tuesday, a bright blue-morninged September day and one we’ll never forget.
Here in West MI, we’ve had four or five days in a row of those blue skies. You know the kind I speak of: skies so blue, so true, so clear, one can’t help but think of planes and towers, firefighters and hijackers, office workers, dust clouds and innocence lost.
It’s been 11 years since Tuesday, 9/11 and the forecast is eerily similar: blue skies.
Thank you to the special forces team who risked their lives carry out this mission.
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