On the eighth anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, here are my thoughts…
We might feel as though we are just one small person in this big world, unable to really make a difference, or do something big. But we can all do something IMPORTANT, something MEANINGFUL, something that might have a lasting impact on another person’s life.
Here are some things we CAN do:
-offer a smile to each person we see during our day
-listen to someone who needs to talk
-offer words of encouragement to anyone who is struggling
-let someone know that if they need a helping hand, they can count on us
-spread positivity whenever possible
You can never truly know how POWERFUL a kind word, or genuine compassion can be. We are all in this together, and if we can do nothing else, we can at least be good to one another.
With love and respect to all my fellow “world citizens”…
***This is a view of “Ground Zero”, taken from inside the World Financial Center.
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jimmyjimmy (28) 2009-09-10 16:02
polter (7239) 2009-09-10 16:08
Well said, well shown.
World is strange at it's best as well as at it's worst.
josepmarin (58359) 2009-09-11 11:21
mis pensamientos también están con todos vosotros, "ciudadanos del mundo", en recuerdo de este 8º aniversario de los terribles sucesos de aquel fatídico 11 de Septiembre de 2001.
Con todos mis respetos y mi cariño.
Un fuerte abrazo,
Jeppo (17645) 2009-09-11 12:33
I have been in this place one month ago....no words, no comments, just sadness.
and appreciation for your suggestions and your note...very powerful and meanningful
belido (19934) 2009-09-11 16:09
I was there this August. There is still a sad atmosphere. Everybody who pass there feel something that makes them think how strange is life. Your words are so nice and what you ask is not that much. We can do simple things to make this world better. Thanks for sharing the photo and note!
JorgeCK (2620) 2009-09-16 10:45
Very nice thoughts to follow and also a good way
to remember the people that perished and their families on 9/11.
Thank you for sharing
batalay (39581) 2009-09-19 17:20
I like very much the sentiments you expressed in your note. Unhappily, as I get older, I get more and more pessimistic about our race. There is a conservation principle it seems for insanity, and just as positive events take place in one region, a neutralizing nastiness takes place somewhere else. What is most frustrating is the lack of tolerance for others' beliefs, and genuine conviction that the other correct values are one's own.
Jakab (3867) 2009-09-24 7:32
this time the words tell more than the picture. You are absolutely right, your thoughts could be helpful for everybody.
alvaraalto (18142) 2009-10-04 6:04
You wrote true words in the info that accompanied this excellent picture. I hope that all these people, each with their own thoughts on this special place are equal positive.
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-11-14 23:40
this was one of the most impressive places in NY, finding myself meditating about the world... and I did what you also did here..photographing people watching ground zero, thinking, watching, not finding words. This photo is an important part of NYC.
PS Sorry I didn´t know about you, we could have made a small TE meeting together with Agnieszka.. :)
Omorika (538) 2010-01-28 6:01
Thanks for your message, both the one coming from your words as for the one showed in the picture. As a photograph this is very good, you so well caught the intense concentration of the people. Lovely reflections in the shiny floor too. I stayed quite a while here, contemplating for myself. Thank you.
yuo (1182) 2010-11-18 16:28
I was caused sad memories.
People looks the Ground Zero, the iron framework, it is nice composition.