The World Changed Overnight 17 Years Ago Today on September 11th
Today is becoming one of those days listed as a footnote on a page of history. It's September 11, 2018, and it's been 17 years since those planes took down the Twin Towers in New York.
LIfe has changed. I'm not sure if the world is different or we've just joined the chaos. I think we can all agree that we just never thought it would come to our home.
Today marks the 17th anniversary of a day that so many of us would love to think was just a bad dream. We actually do a great job of forgetting until it's the day of and that's human nature. The world has moved on and we're dealing with so much more on a vast number of different fronts. I think that's my point. Prior to September 11, 2001, what was our drama? Some of you might not remember but there wasn't much. Life was great!
Let's fast forward to today and life is still amazing but it's littered with a list of challenges that are thrust into our lives 24/7. Thank you internet.
Take a moment to look around and cherish what you have or what you're working towards. Use these moments to remember, educate, and make life better with every breath you have. Spend less complaining about what you don't have and more time enjoying what you do have. You can thank the internet for turning the country into gossip central because we watch reality television, reality videos, and social media 24/7. "Did you see what she's wearing?" "Can you believe she voted for Trump! I'll never talk to her again!" "She's a feminist and I'm just shocked! Who could ever vote for Hillary!"
Do some good for yourself and pause pitty BS for one day. Don't get pissed because you can't find your phone charger. Be happy you have a phone. Everyone is guilty. When those planes crashed into the Twin Towers on 9/11 everything changed. I woke up in a hotel while launching a new radio station in Spokane, Washington that morning. The way we handled our jobs changed that morning. We became a fabric of history.
Take a few seconds to grasp on to the things you are thankful for. Enjoy that. Cling to it. Then go back to your life as usual and try not to revert so fast. The power of positivity is contagious and you can't always expect someone else to bring it. Today it's on you. Bring that for someone else.
Let me share this song in which I can't even listen all the way through. This was put together by some friends of ours in Las Vegas at KLUC. It's about a little girl losing her dad in the 9/11 attacks and she talks to him as she gets older updating him on who she's becoming. It's emotional and a reminder that we're lucky. Life can change in a split second.