Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. (CST), stop what you’re doing. Think back to 2001. Now, recall your reaction when you learned of the first jet flying into the World Trade Center. Surely, it was an accident. But then the second one silently, smoothly flew into the second tower. Word came that there was a plane headed to Washington and then a second one. The world was witnessing terror in real time.
Do you remember how quiet the world suddenly became? Planes were grounded, business seemed to come to a standstill and hearts almost stopped? Then there were the hours and days afterwards when no one was quite certain what would happen next.
After you relive that time 11 years ago, consider how far you’ve come. Yes, there have been hard times, losses and dramatic changes in the way life was. But there have been so many good things and people that have entered your life.
No, things will never be quite the same, and a certain innocence was lost that morning. But perhaps a greater appreciation for life and others emerged that day.