Remembering September 11, 2001

I have been trying to figure out all week what to write in this post. 

I knew I could ignore this topic all together since it’s has nothing to do with being frugal but it just didn’t feel right.

Everyone has a story about 9/11.  Everyone knows where they were the moment they heard the news.

Everyone knew in that moment what the most important thing in their world was.  I don’t think anyone checked their bank account balance, worried about running a few minutes late to a meeting or thought about if they had gained a little weight on 9/11.  They wanted to know where their family and friends were and that everyone was safe.  We were proud of our country, angry at the injustice and wept as one nation.

Today take a moment to remember those same emotions.  Remember the comfort each time you heard from someone on that day you were worried about.  Remember that for some 9/11 has become a part of their every day lives.  It’s a picture on a mantel of a loved one who will never return.  It’s a little boy or girl who never met their father.  It’s a firehouse that lost some of their best trying to save others.  

In the busyness of your day take a second and let someone know you love them.  Say a prayer for the families still grieving.  Or take a few minutes of your day to listen to a song that helps you reflect on the event. 

And don’t ever forget.

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