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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Never lose hope....







This will be short and to the point.  Yesterday was yet another awful day for the world as we know it.  It brought me back to 9/11/01....the day MY life, changed forever.  The day I stood on the corner of 5th Avenue, in NYC and saw a plane hit one of the things I loved best, about my life in NY.  A place the held such fond memories for me.  The things I saw that day are forever burned in my brain.  No matter how hard I try, I just can't shake them.  But what tragedy has taught me is this. Hate won't make it better, love will.  What got me through that awful time is love and hope.  I saw so many hero's in the following weeks.  I saw enemies, become allies.  I saw such fear in everyone's eyes, but I saw that fear eventually turn to hope.  I cannot live my life in fear, just can't do it.  If I did, I doubt I would ever leave the house.  I can't focus on what "could" happen, when I kiss my babies good-bye every morning.  I have to trust in God, that they will be safe.  There are just things that we cannot control.  At the end of the day, I hope we all can come together and be more positive about every aspect of our lives.  I hope this will show us that, it can ALWAYS be worse.  So when that pair of pants feels a bit tight, it's ok, they will loosen up.  When you go for that run and you just aren't feeling it, it's ok, tomorrow is a new day.  When you aren't sure you will make it to work on time, it's ok, just focus on the fact that you do have a job, when many people wish they did.  When you are sitting there thinking, "someday we will have enough money to go on vacation", don't wait, tomorrow may not come.  My mom always told me, if you wait until you have "enough" money, you will never do it.  Don't wait until some "special" occasion, to drink that good bottle of wine, DRINK IT NOW!  If you haven't talked to someone that you love in a while, call them up.  It just might make their day.  I think you see my point, please keep on living.  And live life to the fullest.  Do NOT let this horrible tragedy make you stop living.  When you do that, the horrible person responsible for it, wins.

I am not trying to preach, I promise.  But I have been there. I know how much an awful tragedy changed my life.  And it changed it for the good. 

In closing, I love each and everyone of you and you are always in my thoughts and prayers.  Just because we have never officially met, does not change the fact that you all mean the world to me. 

NOW GO DO SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN PUTTING OFF!!





XOXO

12 comments:

  1. Well said girl - you know I try to live each day to the fullest because you never know.

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  2. Great post! Life is too short. Yesterday all my problems seem so inadequate. Tragedies really put life into perspective.

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  3. I needed to hear this today. My family and I signed up for the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial race and it's in 11 days. This is the 18th anniversary. My immediate thought was not let the kids go, but I do not want them living in fear.

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  4. Yes, yes, yes! Life is too precious & too short to wait! Well written post. Thoughts & prayers go out to all those affected.

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  5. I stalkishly wondered if you would address this and I'm so glad you did! You are such an inspiration is SO many ways, THANK YOU!!! Here's to that expensive bottle of wine :)

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  6. Beautiful post. So well said and such a great message.

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  7. Well said Lori!! Live each day to the fullest, help others in their time of need like this, and grow from tragedies!

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  8. I'm with Jodi....Very well said Lori.. It's a very said thing but we still have to move on and not live in fear. Just keep on living and loving.. Love you girl!

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  9. Well said. You have grown from your experience and become such a beautiful person inside and out. You are inspiring someone today. As I told my kids Tuesday morning, for every 1 person that wants to do evil, there are hundreds of thousands that want to help. I cannot begin to imagine what you have gone through but if you ever need a shoulder to cry on, I'm an email away. May your day be blessed, full and happy. You deserve it.

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