Remembering 9/11

September 11th has special meaning for me, like for most Americans who remember that terrible day.  I remember hearing the news on my way to work, thinking at first that I must have mis-heard or misunderstood what they said.  When the news was repeated, I thought for sure it must be a mistake.
As I continued driving and listening to the radio, it was clear that the unthinkable had happened.  At the office, all TVs were on the news and everyone gathered to watch events unfold.  Shock, anger and tears were palpable.  
I remember going home soon after arriving at work to be with my family.  I remember walking on the beach and talking about what this all meant.  I remember talking about how precious our lives are and what to do to help others, to be of service.
I’m greyer now (and thicker).  My kids are all teenagers, and my wife is more beautiful than ever.    One thing hasn’t: we are surrounded by good people doing amazing things to help others in need.  
My friend Tammy Baruhovic posted a wonderful story about 9/11 on her Positive News Facebook group and I urge you to read it and take heart as we remember those who lost their lives on this day 15 years ago.  
To my guests, to the charities and causes they support and to the Giving Back audience: thank you for giving back and making a difference in people’s lives.  God bless the United States of America

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