Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Don't Like Today

The more time that passes, the more difficult I find it to see programs on and talk about 09/11.  The day itself was of course shocking and impactful, but more so it was the week after that had the most significant impact on my heart.

I planned to do a post talking about where I was, etc.  But I think I've actually done that before on here somewhere and it's not some big story.

Instead, I've decided to just keep our country in my constant prayers today. 

Ten years after the most horrific attack on our nation and we still can't even be nice to each other.  We have discrimination and hatred and illness and bad roads and falling bridges.  And a serious lack of manners and common sense in Washington DC.  Well, and nation-wide, too.  I think that's almost as sad as the day itself.

So today my prayers are simple.  Not for world peace.  Or health care.  Or Diet Coke to be served at all restaurants instead of Pepsi (though back me up girls, that's a really good hope!).  Today my humble little prayer is for sincere kindness.  Can you imagine how sparkly the country might be if everyone was just a smidge kinder tomorrow?  And the next day too?

Instead of attending a memorial service that would set me off in tears today, I'm spending it with my very favorite college kids.  And honestly, I think it's the perfect place to be.  All snuggled into that passion and excitement.  Reminded that life is still pretty and full of love.

I hope that everyone spends the day in a way that will bring them the most peace and comfort.

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Wendy said...

It's amazing how we haven't learned to get along better in the past ten years. The hatred has grown, the ill manners have run wild and we as a nation are worse off for it. The world would be a better place if we could all just respect our differences.

Lisalulu said...

yes, sincere kindness. Amen.

BAH said...

Amen to that.

M.R. said...

the title of your post says it all

i feel the same way

Bama Girl said...

We experienced some unity as a nation after 9/11/01. It's truly a shame we haven't learned much, have we? All we can do is "be the change we want to see in the world".
Great post! XOXO


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