Sunday, September 11, 2011

{ remembering }

Like so many others, I am spending today remembering and reflecting on the terrible events that happened ten years ago today.  My heart is with those who experienced unspeakable loss and suffering on that day, and on so many days after.  I am ever grateful to the 3000 plus heroic men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live on.  Let's try to make the future better than the past,
and let's do it for them

A few beautiful quotes that are inspiring me today:

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always."
 -Mahatma Ghandi

"People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
 Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
 Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
 Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
 Give your best anyway.
In the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway."
-Mother Teresa

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Mahatma Ghandi

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