Subject: Monday, SEPT. 10th vs. Tuesday, SEPT. 11th

On Monday we thought that we were secure.
On Tuesday we learned better.

On Monday we were talking about athletes as being heroes.
On Tuesday we relearned what hero meant.

On Monday people went to work at the World Trade Center as usual.
On Tuesday they died.

On Monday there were people who were trying to separate each other by race, sex, color and creed.
On Tuesday they were all holding hands.
On Wednesday some of them were blindly attacking anyone who looked vaguely like an Arab.  Thank God they were a small minority.

On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room.
On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids.

On Monday people picked up McDonalds for dinner.
On Tuesday they stayed home.

On Monday people were upset that their dry cleaning was not ready on time.
On Tuesday they were lining up to give blood for the dying.

On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses being destroyed by an unthinking tax rebate.
On Tuesday, grief stricken, they sang 'God Bless America'.

On Monday people worried about the traffic and getting to work late.
On Tuesday some of them worried about a plane crashing into their house or place of business.

On Monday some children had solid families.
On Tuesday they were orphans.

On Monday we emailed jokes.
On Tuesday we did not.

It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has.  The lessons learned this week, the things we have taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked, hopefully will never be forgotten again.

On Monday - pray and be thankful.
On Tuesday - pray and be thankful
On Wednesday - pray and be thankful
On Thursday - pray and be thankful
On Friday - pray and be thankful
On Saturday - pray and be thankful
On Sunday - pray and be thankful

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