Two things come to mind at this moment…I have a dear friend who is celebrating her birthday today and I feel so very grateful for her long treasured friendship and all that knowing her has added to my life.
And, I would be remised if this day didn't make me feel grateful for a nation that came together and a world that embraced us in the attempt to find healing, understanding, and peace from the horrific terrorist act imposed upon our nation in 2001.
We are better today because we focused on honoring the lives never lived out instead of retaliation on those who stole it away. We are better today because we did not allow this tragedy to separate us, but bind us together. We are better today because we chose not to hate, but to love.
I am thankful for the power of love.