Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

It's been ten years since the world trade center towers were attacked.  No segment of the population was spared.  Among the dead are men, women, children.  Babies and unborn children were murdered.  Believers, non-believers, agnostics, christians, muslims, jews, hindus, humanists.  People of every race, color and nationality were killed.

Ten years later, most of us are still trying to figure out what our future is all about.  On that day, a young boy opened up his laptop and penned some words that became part of a best seller.  This visionary lost friends that day and he was in shock.  He also knew his own days were numbered.  His siblings were already dead.  This boy had already suffered more than most can even imagine.

Mattie Stepanek knew he would probably never live to see his fourteenth birthday.  When he left this world, he made sure to leave something we could read to help us deal with the pain we all felt on 9/11.

I got the opportunity to interview Mattie's mother earlier this year.  My conversation with her left me with a new feeling of hope.  Click here for the interview and for more about Mattie's message of peace.

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