Ecstatic Friday is hard on days when haunting memories of the fear, uncertainty and terror of 14 years ago come rushing back.
In these past years, I met a quote from Mister Rogers that helps me: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
That's the memory I choose to keep; from the brave first responders to the millions around the world who housed the displaced and comforted the hurting.
My friend, Kevin Tuerff, urges folks on this day to do 3 kind things to help a stranger. Isn't that a wonderful way to pay tribute? We are better than hate and fear; we are compassionate, resilient helpers. Namaste.