REMEMBERING 9/11--AND ALL OUR DAYS:
REMEMBER 9/11 AND THE DAY AFTER?
On, Monday there were people trying to separate each other by race, sex, color and creed. On Tuesday, they were all holding hands.
On Monday, we thought that we were secure. On Tuesday, we learned better.
On Monday, we were talking about athletes being heroes. On Tuesday, we relearned what "hero" really meant.
On Monday, people went to work at the World Trade Center, as usual. On Tuesday, they died.
On Monday, people were fighting The Ten Commandments on government property. On Tuesday, the same people all said 'God help us all' while thinking 'Thou shall not kill.'
On Monday, people argued with their kids about picking up their rooms. On Tuesday, the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids.
On Monday, people picked up McDonalds for dinner. On Tuesday, they stayed home.
On Monday, people were upset that their dry cleaning was not ready on time. On Tuesday, they were lining up to give blood for the dying.
On Monday, politicians argued about budget surpluses. On Tuesday, grief stricken, they sang 'God Bless America.'
On Monday, we worried about the traffic and getting to work late. On Tuesday, we worried about a plane crashing into our houses or places of business.
On Monday, we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived. On Tuesday, we saw people celebrating people dying in the United States of America.
On Monday, some children had complete families. On Tuesday, they were orphans.
On Monday, our President was going to Florida to read to children. On Tuesday, he returned to Washington to protect our children.
On Monday, we emailed jokes. On Tuesday ...we did not.
It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we have taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked--hopefully--will never be forgotten again.
On Monday - pray and be thankful. On Tuesday - pray and be thankful. On Wednesday - pray and be thankful. On Thursday - pray and be thankful. On Friday - pray and be thankful. On Saturday - pray and be thankful. On Sunday - pray and be thankful.