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Post 9/11
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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