Saturday, September 11, 2010

Life is Right Now

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

-Dale Carnegie 1888-1955

On the anniversary of the 9/11 hijackings and the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, the damage to the Pentagon, and the crash landing into field in Pennsylvania, I urge you not to forget.  Ever.

As we watched in stunned shock, almost 3000 people died.  It wasn't an accident.  It was a coordinated effort by a small number of people to do tremendous damage and cause extensive loss of life.  There is no nice way to describe it.  It was deliberate, it was well-orchestrated, and it was largely successful.  Evil has always existed.  That is just a fact.  The truth, however, is that your life, my life, all of our lives is right now.   Everything can change in an instant...

Beyond this moment, we have no guarantees.  So live...just live.


Mel_Cole said...

I pray with you too. God Bless America!

pam said...

Oh, Erin - this post is beautiful. And a perfect tribute to all who perished on that terrible day. We must remember them and we must not ever forget to savor the roses just outside our window, the family sitting next to us and the friends and neighbors awaiting out next visit.

LaVonne said...

I liked this. Thanks for sharing. What a solemn occasion but despite that we all need to live like it is our last day. I continue to pray for the victims and for our country.