TODAY THE WORDS are NEVER FORGET. Today, on that unforgettable September morn, where were you? This question is asked but as the people who were around on Pearl Harbor Day on a December day, we will never forget such tragedies in our country’s history. When innocent lives are taken, anywhere in this world, it is devastating to say the least. When a natural disaster happens, and lives are lost, we sadden and grieve for those lost. Each year on the unforgettable days, brings gray skies, even when the sun is out and our hearts feel heavy. The media gives us the visuals and special events are planned and many attend even after years and it seems as if it happened yesterday. Why do we feel the emotional tugs at our hearts so strongly? Are we geared to be drawn into tragedy instead of victories or do we feel the same thing when we see something wonderful happening? As humans, are we attracted to the morbid and the sadness? I am not meaning any disrespect to this tragic day as well as others as every year I feel as all Americans feel; saddened and gloomy. I am however, wanting to stir some thoughts out there on a deep thought……Are we as a nation, as a world, as a human race attracted to the wrong things? Is this thinking the work of an evil force keeping us from loving all people the same way or do we build up so much frenzy and talk until we create feelings of dislike, hatred, and unforgiving thoughts? I know these actions are evil as what righteous person or persons would kill innocent people? I also feel if we allow the bad feelings to become priority in our lives, we lose the true perspective of life and love. In our own lives, most of us have lost love ones to tragedies, whether by war, or by the hands of someone doing something horrendous and we have felt the same feelings or more than we feel on days like this. What is the message? We are always going to feel sad on these tragic days and that is patriotic and okay. What we do all year round is even more important. If we concentrate on making the world a better place and we can do that by having a loving spirit ourselves; we build a better world. When we concentrate on helping instead of hurting, we live a better life. Live life, love life and live life to the fullest! We will never forget 9/11 and those who lost their life needlessly. We thank each and every soldier who has paid the price for our freedom and we thank every policemen, firefighter, first responder and every American who came to the aid of those injured or deceased on that fateful day!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
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