A Time to Remember – step 3

Today, I am contemplating the actions and consequences of those actions that occurred eight years ago.

I recall where I was and what I was doing but that seems to pale in comparison to what I was feeling. At first, I felt outrage and a horrendous sense of loss and despair. Then, I felt compassion and awe and inspiration as I watched the selfless acts of heroism and generosity flow from people all over this great nation of ours. The acts of kindness that poured in from across the globe touched me to my deepest places.

I am reminded of the basic goodness of humans inspite of the choices of a very few. I am reminded of the healing that comes from a simple act of forgiveness. Forgiveness – the one thing that can turn tragedy into growth, unity and healing. Forgiveness – the balm for a wounded nation.

Today, I practice forgiveness…

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