just a mom figuring it out one day at a time

Let Change Begin With Me

The thought of that morning twelve years ago still brings tears; tears of shock, tears of fear and mostly overwhelming sadness that there was just so much hatred in the world.  I was pregnant with our first child and wondered about the world I was bringing him into.

In the days and years that followed, we witnessed some of the best and worst of humanity.  For both my son and daughter I hope that they will never have to witness or grieve as a nation, and frankly a world, for the atrocity that we bore witness to on September 11, 2001.

My wish for my children, and all future generations, is that they know a world without hatred and violence.  Some may call me naïve, but I don’t believe that I am.  I simply believe that we have a power to change things and it may start with a thought or simply a kind gesture.  I may not be able to change the world, but I can instill in my children the importance of kindness.  Who knows?  Through their kind words or gestures, others might be incented to act positively and we would be just a little closer to world that I dream for them.

So I leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Mahatma Gandhi:

If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.



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