Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering And Resilience

Style Shout Out to remembering and resilience...

It's been awhile since I've written...and the reasons why, including a big move, are a story for another day.

As for today I am sitting down with a cup of coffee and I am simply thinking...thinking about my family, my friends, and the city where I was born. You see there is something about this day that always makes me reflect.  I remember sitting in my family room in Dallas watching the story unfold in New York so many years ago and feeling so helpless.  I remember the loss and I think about how this loss has made us, as a nation, stronger.  I also remember the hope...the strength...the resilience.

I've always used this day as a teachable moment for Claire.  We talk about how it's important to understand that tomorrow is always a new day...that a positive attitude is everything...that it's not so much about how many times we get knocked down...but how many times we get back up...and how we get back up.

As I watched Claire walk into her new school this morning with a smile on her face and a spring in her step I smiled too...because in her smile I see hope and resilience and the knowledge that every day can be a better day!


My post from September 11, 2011...

Sunday Shorts - Hope & Remembrance

Via the 9/11
Style Shout Out to September 11th and those who will always be remembered.

As I was driving home from the market this afternoon I passed our local fire department. Sitting out front by the curb there was a single pair of firefighter's boots with an American flag.  It is a picture that will stay in my memory just like the pictures of what happened on the morning of September 11th 2001.

I will always remember the heroes on that day and their acts of bravery and kindness.

I will always remember that as a country we are strong.

As a native New Yorker I will always remember that although the landscape of my city may have changed, the hearts of those who have ever called New York home only grew stronger and more resilient on that day.

And I will always remember that even when it seems darkest there is always a better day right around the corner.

My Style Shout Out Tip:   An 8 year old wrote and recorded this song recently and as it reminds me about standing up and having hope I thought I would share it with you today.    A Better Day