Blog Your Blessings on September 11
There used to be a meme called Blog Your Blessings that ran every Sunday, and I was a regular participant. It wasn't a big blogging event in the way of Wordless Wednesday or of Skywatch Friday--perhaps because it was not a photo meme but a writing one. When the meme host gave up on it, I stopped posting blessings on a weekly basis.
However, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 massacre, I think it's time to resurrect that meme in some form. I can't change a single thing in this world today any more than I can change the past, though I would sorely love to. Embracing here and now is about all I can do. It seems to me that doing so would honor those who died on 9/11 and those whose lives were torn apart by that massacre.
Blog Your Blessings. A resurrected meme? Perhaps. Join me if you will make a habit of insisting on what is beautiful. My post:
Last week, my nephews downloaded free text with voice to their ipod touches and began texting each other, their father, and my mother. My daughter, who also has a cell phone, has gotten into the habit of texting her beloved grandmother, my mother. No doubt, she would text her grandfather except that he never gets any time with the cell phone. Grandpa gets the email, though email is not nearly as instantaneous as email. Either way, Della loves her grandparents and enjoys the communication.
Tonight, after a few hours at the Bethlehem Fair, a text came to her as we made our way home. Laughter erupted in the back of the car. "Grandma's abbreviating! She wrote 'Thx' for thanks!" Della was so proud of Gram, and she told her so--via text.
This moment on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 had me recalling how cell phones made it possible for so many people to connect with and say good-bye to their loved ones before they perished.
On that horrible day, love prevailed. Technology brought that lesson home.