RANDOM THOUGHT OF THE DAY…

9.11.12

Last night while watching TV with my mom I clicked through the channels and came upon a 9/11 documentary. I had seen this particular one before so I passed it by in search of another show. As I did this I thought, this is the night before it happened 11 years ago… This was the last night many spent with loved ones before that horrible day that changed their lives forever, the last night before thousands lost their lives. Many probably spent that night just as I was now, watching TV with a loved one, sharing what would be the last precious hours of their lives, doing simple everyday things. This brought on a sudden flood of emotion and I turned my head to hide my tears. It was such a sad thought, knowing that so many people had unknowingly spent their final evening of life on this night 11 years ago. I’ve thought of these people, unknown to me, thousands of times, cried for them, mourned for them, but never in quite this way. It was an odd, random thought, much like many that pass through my mind each day. I had always mourned the day that they died, never thinking of the day before. September 10th, the day when life was still normal, the day before the world changed forever, when everyone still sat with the ones they loved doing simple things like watching TV. Life is unpredictable, everything can change in a single unexpected instant. Hold the ones you love close and tell them you love them, someone wishes they could do that tonight, just as they did on their last night 11 years ago… You never know which night will be the last, make sure you cherish every moment!