Is it just me or does anyone else think that we don’t do enough on 9/11. I mean, yes, there are things going on all over the country (in NYC during fashion week before a runway show they have a moment of silence. Very cool.).
But shouldn’t there be MORE? Shouldn’t it be a day like Thanksgiving? Everyone getting together with family for dinner or whatever feels most comforting. I know that Thanksgiving is only two months later and family may not be able to fly in for both but there must be something more that we can do to show appreciation, not only those we’ve lost but, those we still have; those who missed flight 11, for instance, because they overslept.
Why are businesses open? It was 11 yrs. ago! Should it not be a national holiday by now? My kids have off from school for Columbus day…6 or 7 hrs. less of education to celebrate a murderer’s birthday?? Yea, yea, yea, OK…you object (but the jury still heard it :p ).
I just think that the man who worked at the World Trade Center but took off that day for his little girl’s birthday (but whose brother also worked at the World Trade Center and did, unfortunately, report to work that day) deserves the day off, to say the least, right? After all, it IS the day that his daughter was born and his brother was lost along with thousands of others and thousands of thousands who knew him and everyone else we lost on that sad day. That man should have everything that means “home” to him served on a silver platter. He should see the rest of us remembering as well. Which we do, of course, but how does he know? If 9/11 were a national holiday he would know what we were all doing.
Just like on Thanksgiving day…I LOVE to wake up early, see no cars on the road, watch my kids laugh and when the family sits down to eat, I think (and I really do think this every year), “I know exactly what almost everyone else is doing right now…exactly what I’m doing. Wow. Pretty cool connection.”
*Shaking my head* People wonder why their lives aren’t what they want them to be, why they’re so tired all the time, why the neighbor’s dog keeps shitting in their yard. It’s because they don’t do enough to be happy and make others happy. I don’t know about you but I want every day to feel like Thanksgiving. I hear the birds outside my window louder on Thanksgiving. I hear the silence in the neighborhood louder on Thanksgiving. I hear my children’s laughter louder on Thanksgiving, I hear the guys cheers louder as they watch football on Thanksgiving…something else that happens on this particular day every single year. Tradition. I love tradition. WTC: World Trade Center; but how about World Tradition Celebration. We could tell stories about where we were that day, teach our children the importance of family and the importance of telling your loved ones how much you love them everyday; especially before they walk out of the door or before bed whether you’re angry with them or not. On the national holiday of 9/11 we should all do traditional things (dinner, a homemade gift, hand written note that’s sent so that it arrives to the person on 9/11 etc.) or even non-traditional things to show our appreciation for those who will not always be here; thanking them for being here right now.
Maybe it’s just me…
What do YOU think? Should 9/11 be a national holiday? Do you do anything currently on 9/11 each year? Is the only day that you really talk about 9/11 on 9/11? I LOVE comments and since we’re talking appreciation, I’ll also tell you that I truly appreciate them. So, thank you in advance.
Til the lip sticks and the chocolate chips,
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