As I sit here thinking about what I want to say in today's post, I'm overwhelmed. How do I say something unique to honor those who lost their lives nine years ago? What I want to say has been said so many times, by so many people. It feels trite. But to not say it seems disrespectful.
You see, I feel the way to honor each of those lives ended on 9/11/01 is to allow each of those angels the opportunity to create the peace in this world that we so desperately need.
This may seem simplistic but if you don't mind, follow with me for a short journey. Imagine you lost a loved one that day. (I know this is not such a stretch of the imagination for many of you). Think about the things you did, the fun you had, the way they made you feel when they walked into the room. When you think of that, are you filled with peace or anger? Chances are you feel the joy of that relationship. You feel the peace in your life that your guardian angel would want for you. You feel the peace that this world needs.
The news media these days certainly throws a lot at us to stir up anger. Whether it's about building a mosque at Ground Zero, or burning Qurans in Florida, it seems they want to keep those fires burning. Sometimes, the best way to extinguish those fires is to turn off the news.
Today, I choose to honor those angels who are working double time to combat all the anger in our world. Today, I choose to live a peaceful life. Today, I choose to thank those whose lives were given involutarily so that they can be the angels that remind us that peace in our world starts with each of us individually. Today, I choose joy and peace. And today, as always, I will not forget.