In light of the 15-year anniversary of 9/11 we need to remind ourselves of our personal strength and collective strength and the need to continually add to that strength.
We know that our diversity, our patchwork heritage, is not a weakness, it is still and always will be one of our greatest strengths.—President Obama
The finest memorial we can give to our lost heroes is each of us delivering our best everyday. Continuing to be the America that is generous, open and kind. That is personal strength!
Don’t allow others, anger or rhetoric to divide. The headlines paint America with a dark brush. Don’t lose your way. Pay attention and you’ll see the same strength and generosity that has prevailed and made America great form the start.
To remind yourself of what’s really going on beyond the news—regular people continue doing the ordinary extraordinarily well, not in the limelight but in our towns and communities, I recommend the book Love of Country. It’s a perfect September read.
Here are several short stories of regular people doing extraordinary things everyday.
Real strength is neither male nor female; but is, quite simply, one of the finest characteristics that any human being can possess—Fred Rogers