Sunday, September 11, 2011


Going down country roads this morning, a smile came across my face. 
Red, white and blue.
Americans were rising to the occasion in honor of 9-11. 

Yes, Old Glory was waving in the wind . 
What a sight!

Watching Good Morning America with tears, the thought came to me ~
Did I forget?  Did the change in America not stay with me?
Did the memory of how Americans came together when 9-11 occurred get pushed to the back burner?
I sort-of felt like it hadn't.

But .... have I really stepped up as an American? 
How have I become a better citizen?
These are the questions I've asked myself today. 

Do I turn my head from the man who's standing with sign for just a little help because he was laid off, homeless, or a Veteran?
How much have I really volunteered?
How much food have I donated to the food bank?

What have I done?  I'm not sure. 
Just thinking.


  1. Most people have not stepped up. They are so busy just getting by financially these days that they don't even consider helping others. And I must say, I can't blame them.

  2. Yes, it does make us all stop and reflect on what's important, for sure.

  3. It starts with kindness in the heart and then MUST extend to action. Otherwise, what good is it?

  4. Great post,and now I don't feel so good. I sure could do more. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Nice post ... and I know I should could do more!

  6. I wish we retained the comradery with each other that we all seemed to have after that horrible day. The Patriotism, the -together we are one - train of thought.

    Great post and reminder.

  7. You offered some really good questions that I think we all should consider. This is definately a day we'll never forget and for me I'll always remember where I was and what I was doing. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by, T