I was working as a Consultant at the time in NYC. I traveled a lot back then. That year I spent much time flying to one location to another. I was also responsible for our company’s monthly newsletter. We had a section that always had an inspirational quote. The newsletter went out late mailing it on September 10th. The quote above was the quote for the month in that newsletter.
I am spending time in reflection today. September 11th in 2001 the world changed as we knew it. It changed my world in ways that I cannot believe happened. I am also happier than it was 15 years ago.
There is no security on the earth,
there is only opportunity.
– General Douglas MacArthur
So with this being the 15th anniversary of this event I have been reflecting a lot on that event and how it affected me. I worked in the Towers North and South and I have been in the subbasement which now is the reflecting pools at the memorial. Too many people I knew many that passed away that day. I was getting ready to start a consulting engagement that week. A series of events made sure I was not there that day. It started my Spiritual journey.
There are no accidents. Everything does happen for a reason. At the time it really did not make much sense why my world would be turned upside down. There were some lessons I needed learn, I had much to fix in my life. My life is changing rapidly once again. Fifteen years ago I was terrified of any change. Today I accept each one with grace and understanding. If you knew me then, I am not the same woman. I am changing and it is beautiful.