All week, I have struggled with what to write on this blog. Somehow, in the shadow of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, green issues or the small details of my life simply pale in comparison.
The reality is our lives irreveribly changed a decade ago. Some were personally touched by tragedy. Others felt the impact of lost jobs or conveniences. And all of us have realized a change in our society, the reality of multiple wars, heightened security and underlying worry of varying degrees.
But there is something that also changed with 9/11. I was struck by one story I read that showed how Americans banded together in the time of need - and never before had charitable giving been that momentous. We showed it time and again with Katrina, with the tsunami, with Joplin, Mo.
At the heart of our people is spirit of picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off, and pulling together to solve a problem.. And I believe, as tough as it is when we are suffering as individuals with job losses or other crisises, that we still have that spirit deep within.
I've heard others talk of turning 9/11 into a day of volunteerism, a day of prayer, a day of forgiveness. All are beautiful ideas. What better way to remember the sactifices of those who were lost with small sacrifices of our own.
Wishing you peace,
Robbie @ Going Green Mama