“In the end, only kindness matters…”

On September 11/01 thousands lost their lives & then hundreds of thousands more were lost paying for it.

We say we’ll never forget, but we have & we do. We honour the victims once a year but where is their Remembrance Day, where we officially honour them? Instead we post Facebook statuses & tweets & care for a few hours.

However, we all have forgotten the most important lesson of all; those people miss out on the gift of waking up in the morning. For those people, their journey is over. For us, we have a chance to do it right & yet we don’t.

We hold grudges, we tear each other down & continue to sabotage everything around us. I’m guilty of those things myself. Meanwhile, the people who died for the crime of going to work will never have a chance to kiss their mate or forgive a wrong or even go to work again.

We should honour those who died by remembering their names & that each second is a gift. Life has very few do-overs & we need to take each moment, make each choice in the now because it could be our last chance. In all great tragedies, we never remember the true lesson, that we are still here. For whatever the reason, we are still here & we need to make the most of the fact that we are still here.

So, to truly honour the victims of 9/11 & it’s aftermath, live. Forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it. Reach out to a friend or a loved one. Take a chance and fix a mistake, but most importantly, tell those you care about that you love them. Utilize the chances those people don’t have.