As I scurried to get my 9 month old baby off to our first Mommy-and-Me yoga class, the phone rang.
Then I turned the TV on.
In attempting to go to a class centered around peace and contentment, the world was offering up the complete opposite on that fateful September morning.
Today, in the midst of the moments of silence, there was a piece on the news about new school supplies for kids…bullet-proof supplies: iPad covers, computer covers, whiteboards that could deflect a weapon of assault aimed at shattering their innocent lives.
Yesterday, my yoga teacher quietly noted that our children do not know any other world besides the post-9-11 world.
Now, look where we are.
Hopefully, the moments of silence and reflection today will continue to keep these events in our minds and help us to continue to strive for a peaceful world.
The words are overused and sometimes even seem like a trite slogan when you see them splashed on tee-shirts or bumper stickers…but at their core, they are powerful words: