Sarah’s Snippets 9/29/2015

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Earlier this month the country observed the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Carl Shephard, a SALT Board member, sent me this post from his son’s Facebook page written on September 11th. I would like to share it with you, as the message is worthy of reading anytime.

 

There is a never-ending supply of good in the world.

It sounds cheesy, but over and over again we see that in the midst of terrible times, the good in people continues to shine. Americans all over the country came together after September 11th. For that moment in time, all races, ethnicities, and religions joined together to mourn those who were lost, rebuild what had fallen, and create a renewed sense of community. It wasn’t the first time that would happen — and it certainly wasn’t the last.

We saw it after Hurricane Katrina, after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and after the shootings at Sandy Hook. We continue to see that on a day-to-day basis. Like when thousands of people send money to help a stranger they read about on the Internet. September 11th taught me the true value and impact of compassion. Our task, each and every day, is to live our lives at peak goodness and humanity — even when we’re not in a crisis situation. If we do that, we’ll never lose our sense of hope that the world truly can be a better place.

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