20 years ago, I was living in New York City on my own for the first time having just graduated from college a few months prior. On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was on my way into work and just a month into my first job.
During my morning commute—from Brooklyn to SoHo—there was a short portion of the train ride that is not underground and goes over the Manhattan Bridge for a few minutes before going back underground beneath the World Trade Center. While on the bridge, I watched the twin tower attacks from my stalled train. What I initially thought was a really bad fire turned into an event that changed the world – and my life – forever.
From that day forward, I told myself to be more grateful for what I have, to appreciate any and all parts of my life, and to hold those I love tighter than ever before. I continue to feel sadness for those that lost loved ones that day and hope they are living their lives now as best as they can.
Today marks 20 years since the September 11th tragedy. Even though so much time has passed, it’s a day I will never forget seeing how the city, the country, and people came together slowly—but stronger than ever.
Whatever you’re doing this weekend, hug/love/treasure whomever you’re with and tell them how much they mean to you…
P.S. The movie Worth on Netflix pays tribute to 9/11 but also gives a deep look at the impact of lives lost. It’s a beautiful watch.
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