It’s 9/11 and I am reflecting.

Yes. I remember where I was, and what I was doing.

But where I was and what I was doing is not something I need to remember or share.

I choose to remember those who ran into the towers to give aid and comfort that day and never came out.

I choose to remember Father Mychal who died giving last rites.

I choose to remember those who chose to leap to their deaths even though they don’t like to show those pictures on TV.

I choose to remember those who fought and died in the war since, and the war to come against ISIS/L.

I choose not to forget those things and those people today.

So what’s on my plate today? Nothing compared to what those who have been personally touched by 9/11.

I will simply live today for today, and by the wisdom of Father Mychal:

Take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say,
and keep me out of Your way.

Tip: It is too easy to lose ourselves in the tasks at hand, or the next email. No matter what is going on in your day, don’t forget to take the blinders off to see what others in your life and in your firm are going through. Find the time to be compassionate, and a member of the whole.