by Jennifer Mally
I'm at a loss for words. Not a great concern, this has happened before. But this year, especially, I wanted to have something profound to say. something that would move you, motivate you -- you know, settle your spirit, warm your heart -- that kind of thing. And I've got nothin'. Everything sounds so trite. Everything sounds so "said" before.
Am I a different person than I was before September 11th? I don't know. Do I live differently? Of course not. I still believe today what I believed on September 10 th -- that this moment, every moment, is our most valuable commodity. Not because it could be our last, but because every moment time is reborn.
Every new moment brings with it a new opportunity to do good, to be better, to make a difference, make our mark -- no matter how small or faint our mark may be.
Don't get me wrong. I waste a lot of moments. Idleness, self pity, envy, fear, are all good ways to waste moments. I do often, but I don't beat myself up over it. As long as I spend a little time admiring the colors of a fallen Maple leaf, watching my daughter's eyes dance from one new treat to another, telling Honey I love him, looking for elephants in the clouds or exchanging smiles with strangers in the produce department, then life is good.
I don't have to be great every moment. I just have to be grateful.
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