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Saturday, September 17, 2016

take hold of the good that comes your way ...

With the passing of the 15th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, my husband and I watched several specials, documentaries, and commentaries of the events of that horrific day. With every watching I realized there was still a part of me hoping and praying it would somehow end differently. Regrettably that is not possible. The only thing that can change from that day's events is our awareness of the world beyond our borders, appreciate the reality that we must never become complacent of our vulnerability to the evil that exists in this world, and to keep in check our arrogance and ignorance because combined they are a lethal combination,
one that can bring even the great and powerful to their knees.

 Over the years I repeatedly watch the re-broadcast of events of that morning,  searching for some sense of healing, some degree of resolution. I'm not sure that will ever happen, but one of the quotes from a show did give me some direction: 

"take hold of the good that comes your way" 

 If ever there was a moment in time that should make us realize that in an instant our world can be taken away or forever changed, 9/11 is it. Time to quit focusing on whether the glass is half empty or half full and instead appreciate the glass, appreciate it has content. Look around and you will certainly find something or someone that is good in your life and that, THAT is where you will find peace.  It is that peace where you heal from life's ups and downs, its cruelty and injustice. 
 For peace is not in the level of the content for that will always vary.
And peace is not in the degree of satisfaction associated with the content,
for that too will always be relative.

#neverforget #foreverhonor


  1. It's taken me many a decade to realize my glass is more than half full. :O)

  2. 9/11 changed so much and so many people, me included. Thank you for sharing that quote as I think it embodies to what direction our change should be. I have heard the words 'appreciate the glass not if it is half full or half empty' before and thought them good, but your words here expound and turn good into very inspirational. Thanks for a wonderful post.

  3. That was a horrible day in our country's history. Great reminder for us to look for the good....