In typing the date on the title of this blog post, I realize that it has been 19 years since that terrible morning when the Twin Towers came down. Although I'm sure there have been other notable things that have happened on that date, and other notable things happened that year, 9/11 has become synonymous with 2001, and has become another "date which will live in infamy." Looking back (one might say with 2020 vision), we can see that even in the midst of great sadness and terror, we could, as Mr. Rogers counseled, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
9/11/2020 finds us still in the midst of a pandemic, and plenty of other challenges, too, but September 11 has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. As we find ways to serve others, we can help ourselves, too. We can lift and encourage each other, and we'll see the silver linings in our own lives. We will develop gratitude. I hope we will all take the time to be a helper today, and to recognize the good things in our lives. When you have your list, write it down and share it with us--one of your items might spark someone else to remember that they are thankful for that thing, too!
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