I had just graduated high school earlier that year. 🎓 It was early, as I just dropped my boyfriend off to adult education when I decided to swing by my parent’s house.
I remember flipping through the channels at rapid speed looking for a song to jam out too, with no luck. Station after station was filled with what appeared at first glance to be noise, ads, talking and news. I wasn’t in the mood, so I clicked off the radio and turned on the Rage Against the Machine CD that happened to be in my player. 💿
As I pulled into the driveway, I was relieved to see no one was home. This meant I could raid the pantry without a concern. Diving into my second bowl of cereal, I sat down to turn on the TV.
📺 After clicking through about a dozen stations, it finally clicked… They were all playing the same footage.
I froze; cereal dripping from my mouth as I watched in horror, as the 2nd plane smashed into the South Tower.
I think we can all vividly remember where we were and what we were doing the moment this tragedy struck our country. As a nation, we watched in horror as our New York and Washington D.C. brothers and sisters fled for their lives.
The hopelessness we felt in that moment turned to rage as the dust settled. For many who were directly affected by this tragedy, the loss was overwhelming.
Now, 16 years later, we remember. We remember those who tragically lost theirs lives during that horrendous day, and those who lost their lives for more than a decade after avenging their deaths.
Today, we honor you. We honor all who were lost, hurt and have sacrificed during and after this nation rattling event. 🛡
In honor of 9/11 I decided to dedicate this Mind Right Monday to helping those left behind when tragedy strikes. Being the one who is left standing after the dust settles can be one of the hardest battles to fight.
The shame, guilt, sadness, grief, anger, and fear can be paralyzing, but we must move forward. Regardless if it is the events of 9/11, the loss of a job, loved one, or home; we are reminded today that tragedy affects us all. And life marches on. Learning to move through the lingering emotions and discovering a path back to joy is essential.💖
Check out this week’s video and let me know, where were you on 9/11? ↩ Your story matters, because you matter.
If you are reading this and find yourself stuck, unable to move or feel paralyzed by something that has happened to you in your past, call me and let’s talk.
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With all my love,
XOXO – Bonnie Kelly
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