Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11, 2001

Today is a solemn day. It's amazing that even after so many years seeing footage of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001 brings me right back to the day.

There are so many stories surrounding that day. I've heard so many as I'm sure you have and may have your own.

It will always be a reminder to us that Evil is real and alive in this world we live in. It is something we should never take for granted and is something we should always be working to eradicate.
We've forgotten the lesson we learned that day and have become too complacent and too accepting.
We've taken things for granted like our Freedom and safety.

Now even some of our own in this country think that this Evil is attractive, enough to board planes and fly to foreign lands to join in its efforts.

Let's never forget the lessons of that day, and the lives that were lost.
And how it united us as a country and brought out the best in us.

Summer's Over

So Summer is finally least school has begun and all things autumn are in full swing.
I'm sad to see summer end but I do love all the things Fall brings such as the change in weather, the beautiful foliage, and the apple cider and harvest festivals. 

One thing that is also in full swing is the busyness of school schedules and school year activities. 
If you have children you know what I'm talking about.

One thing to remember is not to get overwhelmed (reminder to self!). Don't over book yourself and your children for too many activities. Don't volunteer for too many things at once.
We quickly forget and end up burnt out, tired, and unhappy people.
Of course, this leaves us unable to enjoy life and our loved ones, and we don't get the time to actually enjoy the season.
Just a reminder! Hope you're enjoying your Fall season!