“Never Forget”

Today is the 11th anniversary of 9/11. A Tuesday. Bright, sunny, cloudless. A clean slate on which to write our future. Will it be one of anger and justification. Or of love and peace.

9/11. We must “never forget”, people say. Indeed. But we must be cognizant in our “not forgetting” to know what it is we are remembering not to forget.

We MUST learn to be more tender to each other. More forgiving. More inclusive. Looking beyond the face of despair, fear and anger and choose instead to see peace, kindness, and strength.  Those traits that should be duplicated and worn as badges, allowing them to emit a glow of positive energy that begets positive energy.

You are loved. As everyone should be loved. And we should learn to accept that generosity, because it is indeed, a generous gift.

If we are here, we matter. It matters that we share that love and work for a brighter future.

Irony – Anger – And Guns

Today a friend posted on FB, very early, when most were probably still asleep, that today would be an interesting day at work as she was all ready receiving text messages. I commented that I hoped it would not be all that interesting for her.

A bit later I posted an image “Angry Birds” all sitting in a row on chairs outside an office marked “Anger Management”. It was meant to be humorous, of course, as many friends play the game “Angry Birds”. 

I posted a favorite quote on Pinterest “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha  Continue reading