Happy 9/11

September 11th, 2009

moment of remembrance


Wishing you all the happiness today, September 11th, 2009, that you deserve simply because you are you.  A child of God, a part of your Source, a piece of the Universe, a wonderful living, breathing being.


No, I’m not crazy.  Nor do I mean to be disrespectful, insensitive or thoughtless.  I am perfectly mindful of the events of September 11th, 2001 that affected so many lives in a tragic way.  However, I choose not to live in pain today.  Today, I choose to be mindful of all of the people and things in my life that show up as blessings.  I choose to connect with the peaceful Universe and be one with the spirit of love that embraces us all, no matter what nationality, religion, ethnicity or culture we associate with.


On this day, many people around the world actually take time out of their daily routines to remember, grieve, pray and pay tribute.  I invite you to join me today to offer gratitude for the gifts that have shown up in your life.  But today, our gratitude list will be humongous.  Today, let’s craft a list entitled “911 Things To Be Grateful For”.  Give it a shot.  I did and it wasn’t that hard. 


Start by listing all of the people that have passed in and out of your life and made you the person you are today.  Were they old classmates, former best friends, ex-boyfriends, current relatives, co-workers, neighbors, teammates?  Then add to the list all of the material comforts you have that make life easier for you (past and present stuff).  What about jobs you’ve held, clubs you’ve been in, books you’ve read, speakers you’ve heard in person or on TV?  Don’t forget nature, the plants and animals that add joy to your life.  The sunsets you’ve seen, the rain that’s watered your garden, the cat that sleeps at the end of your bed and keeps you from being lonely at night.


No doubt, you’ve got more than 911 things to put on your list, but let’s just keep it at that for today.  After all, this is a day of remembrance.  So give a moment of silence to remember sad, past 9/11 events.  Then look at your list and vow to remember the 911 reasons you have to be grateful for today.


Life is good!  Namaste. –Lori

2 Responses to “Happy 9/11”

  1. This is a lovely idea, and very healing. I think gratitude is always a good idea, but for this purpose, on this date, it’s especially important. So often we get caught up in grieving that we forget to live. This is a good reminder not to allow the suffering to consume us. This is beautiful.

  2. Thanks Jay for understanding the spirit of the article.

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