Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Moods- Sept. 11 What Will You Do?

As you all know, yesterday marked the 10 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Although 10 years feels like just yesterday, it is easy to forget the impact this event had on our country. As I was searching through Google to find the picture above, I saw all of the devastating photos from that dreadful day. It reminded me of all the people that lost and gave their lives.

You may or may not have seen the commercials for the anniversary of September 11. It showed people talking about what they were going to do on the 11th to make a change, and it got me thinking. Why don't we do something every day? Anything! A simple compliment, holding a door, buying someone's lunch. There are so many ways to make the world a little brighter.

When I went to Florida, our flight connected in Atlanta. While we were in line to grab food I witnessed a man buy a soldier his lunch. So simple, but so profound! There are opportunities presented to us every day, we just need to grab hold of them. 

There was one opportunity that I didn't take hold of, and I regret it to this day. I was at the movie theater and a lady came in with a tray of mexican food, she clicked it on her seat and then one minute later it fell. Her delicious dinner was splattered on the theater floor and I thought to myself, "I should go down there and buy her another meal". But I didn't :( I was too nervous and I really wish I would have. So I promised myself that the next time I witness a way I can help,
I will.

Random acts of kindness are contagious. In times like these, kindness is especially needed. Let's go out there and create more smiles and warm some hearts. All it takes is something simple and to say you WILL.

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