I remember that morning ten years ago, when the sky was a beautiful crystal clear blue and the air had the warm breeze of an impending autumn full of hope.

And then shockingly, ten years ago today the world was altered palpably, forever affecting the way we enter buildings, travel both near and far, and move through every day.

I can honestly say that not a week goes by where I don’t remember September 11, 2001 and how it impacted New York City and the rest of the world.

The legacy of that day should not be focused on the hate that altered the country’s emotional landscape forever, but rather about celebrating the innate goodness that exists in everyone and everywhere.

Today let us remember the moments  – both ordinary and exceptional – with our loved ones, some of whom may not still be with us. Remember the moments that conjure joy and offer cause for celebration.   Let those occasions be the force urging you to make your corner of the world brighter and more welcoming.  Remembering doesn’t have to remain rooted in sadness, but can transform us to consider the love we have been blessed with in the past with gratitude and a keen eye to revolutionizing the future with joy.

Today remember and never forget. And never forget to prayerfully seek the joyful outcome in every situation.