The Tribute in Light
I join with you in honoring the lives that were taken, the ones that were given in service, and the ones that life breathed the breathe of promise & hope into.
I stand in awe today as I reflect on the 14th Anniversary of a historical day when our great Nation was attacked. I would like to invite you into an open space with me. A space that allows your heart and mind to be open to inspiration, reflection and a commitment. A commitment to reflect for a moment on the thousands of lives & heroes that spoke their very last words to their loved ones on September 11, 2001.
And a commitment to turn your eyes & attention forward 14 years. So many people and sites relive the footage, news stories, graphic details and the pain as if almost wanting America to re-live the pain and remove our permission to heal and move forward as the great Nation that we are. There are so many sites on the Internet, inundating our inboxes with vast amounts of “facts, stats, heart wrenching stories, and painstaking pictures” to yank us right back into the throes of the hell we experienced a decade ago.
We will never forget. Nor should we. But we can choose to forgive. To honor the past is a crucial piece in your personal development. But to cherish the present is one of the cornerstones of your joy & freedom. That is the only way for a true healing and the fabric of peace to weave through the hearts of all nations and blanket the world. Forgiveness. Forgiveness is among one of the bravest acts of honor, dignity, integrity and courage. One Nation under God. Be it that there is a difference between a nation and a country, I say God blesses and governs all of “us”.
“The buildings may have come down, but through the LIGHT we will ascend with honor, our great nation” ~Stacie Campanelli
Faith, forgiveness & compassion is what brought the best out in a situation that appeared to be the end for so many lives left breathing. This is where I stand today and every day forward. I invite you to stand with me and honor the country that stands taller today then we did a decade ago. A country that will continue to grow in strength regardless of adverse circumstances, conditions, trials and temporary setbacks. We ALWAYS bounce back. We always stand taller than before. The Tribute of Light extends directly to Gods home office. Doesn’t get much taller than that 😉 God bless the USA. I am proud to be an American and send the love of myself and my family to the hearts and homes all around the globe.
The love, the compassion, the tremendous commitment and good will that so many Americans (and our sister/brother countries) demonstrated, stood up and brought forward. We pulled together to rebuild our fallen communities and Nation as we were reflecting and remembering.
Enjoy a little inspiration this morning and maybe a different perspective on 9/11.
“Love is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time… to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” ~MartinLuther King Jr. –Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1964.
As you set the intent for your day, may everyone that you hold dear to you know the value they have in your life and their own, may you express freely, & share the love you have with everyone, and may the light of forgiveness pave your path with peace & joy <3
| Thank God for the ‘little’ annoyances in life.
After Sept. 11th, one company invited the remaining members of other companies who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their available office space. At a morning meeting, the head of security told stories of why these people were alive……
He started the meeting by saying,
“As you might know, the head of the company got in late that day because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
his turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
because of an auto accident.
One of them missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes
and had to take some extra time to change.
One’s car wouldn’t start.
One went back home to get his cell phone.
One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.
One couldn’t get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.
Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone, or forget my cell phone,
all the little things that annoy me. I think to myself, this is exactly where
God wants me to be at this very moment.
Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can’t seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don’t get mad or frustrated; You are right where you are suppose to be….
May you continue to be blessed with all those annoying little things and may you remember their possible purpose.
Be blessed enough to receive, and inspired enough to share
Grace & Gratitude,