The lesson of September 10, 2001

Sixteen years ago today, men and women prepared for the next day. Lunches were packed, work was completed, clothes were laid out, bags were packed and calendars were checked. Teeth were brushed, kisses given and stories read. It was a normal night before yet another normal day.

As we know, September 11, 2001 wasn’t a normal day.

While tomorrow is a day of remembrance, tonight should be one of reflection. Tomorrow isn’t a given. We get so caught up in our routines that we forget that sometimes.

Tonight we will pack lunches, complete work, lay out clothes, pack bags and check calendars. We’ll brush our teeth, give kisses and read goodnight stories. Tomorrow will be another normal day — if we are lucky.

Live in the moment. Celebrate the now. Take nothing for granted.

That is the lesson of September 10, 2001.

May we never forget.

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