9/11 – What Does it Mean to Us? (Part 2)

Part II- Be thankful


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Almost 3,000 deaths. To be exact, according to History.com’s article on the September 11th attacks, 2,996 people tragically lost their lives on the September 11th attacks. So what does this number teach us?

The story of 9/11 teaches me how lucky I truly am. How lucky I am to still have my parents, aunts, uncles, or any first responders that I know, because there are kids out there who lost their parents and first responders in their life due to this tragic event. How is it fair to those kids who lost their parents, aunts, uncles, etc? It’s not. So if you’re reading this, and you didn’t have any loved ones affected by 9/11, be thankful and grateful as we commemorate 9/11 every year.

Although this is a sad and tragic event, there is an optimistic side to the lessons we learn.

Go out and live your life to the fullest everyday, because some people, after 9/11 don’t have that opportunity anymore. Around this time of year, and I start learning about 9/11 again and how many people lost their lives and/or lost their loved one. I make sure I make the most out of the time I have. Even things that I don’t normally enjoy doing, like going to school, doing chores, or even going on runs, I can enjoy a little bit more now that I realize that their are people who aren’t able to do so and won’t be able to again.

This was my second short lesson in this 3 lessons series, I will link my last one below and stay tuned for my last article on this series next week.


9/11 Article 1