Wow! Every year I think it will get easier, but 16 years later and it still hits me like a brick. Raw, like unexpectedly getting caught in a sleet storm, ice pelting my face.
I’d love to release some of this pain, so tonight I will share my thoughts with you. I hope you’ll share them with me too!
I will start with an affirmation from our beloved Louise L. Hay:
I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now.
I grieve the loss of a good friend, Paul John Gill, FDNY. Paul, you gave your life doing exactly what you wanted to do, helping others. You lived your life to the fullest. I hope I can touch people the way you did!
I honor the efforts of a good friend, John Malone, NYPD. John was there that day and many days after. The living should be celebrated. John, I hope I have the courage to not only dive into the challenges presented to me, but thrive after I have seen Hell, dove in, and come back. God Bless you and your family John Malone!
I send love to the DSNY (sanitation workers) who cleaned up this toxic mess. God Bless you and your families.
Sending love to the families and friends of the more than 3000 souls lost on this day. You are in our hearts and prayers. We will Never forget!
With much love and many blessings,