Last September (on 9/11/2020), Marc Anthony (here) shared some of his journal entries from October 10th back in 2001. He was visiting ground zero after the attack there on 9/11/2001.
It was a powerful post and I knew I wanted to reference it on my blog at some point. So we could all make sure we “never forget” and remember to “stay united” as the years roll on.
Thought about sharing his post maybe next year.
However, today is the perfect time – because it is the date of his 2001 journal entries, October 10th. Also -with the heavy politics right now (and the sensationalized, hyper-charged bias permeating news stories on both sides – ugh!) – Well the folks in the United States need to remember we are fellow citizens — different but alike — and we should have more kindness towards each other.
As Marc put it:
” . . . Why do our differences generate so much hatred…”
Remember that we can have different views but still BE UNITED WITH KINDNESS. Can we drop the hate and remember we are not enemies?!
Below is a sampling of the original post
You can read the orginal “Be Sorry….less” post is here
” . . . Why do our differences generate so much hatred until something like this happens?
. . . Nothing divides us inside these shrines. Not race, not color, not party, not sexual preference. Inside these shrines, we’re all the same. Human beings. Why do we have to be knocked on our asses before we stop using these differences as a weapon? Before we start appreciating the fact that we’re all stories and not cardboard. Before we understand the intrinsic value in our differences.
. . . I picked up a teddy bear and held it for a while. She was twenty nine. Her father had left it there along with a letter” (Marc Anthony @ Sorry… Less blog)
And here is a little more info about the author of these moving journal notes:
Thanks for reading.
Let’s remember that we should not be treating each other like the enemy.
It could distract us from the more important things.
Kindness goes a long way and a soft answer turns away wrath.
Care to join in with squares this month?
The theme is KIND and more info on Becky’s blog (here)