It is a Monday. The first day in a new week which happens to also be September 11, the day that almost 3,000 people lost their lives to a number of terrorist attacks in New york City, USA. It is a sad day for the world as Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan filled up this morning with Americans who gathered to commemorate the 16th anniversary of 9/11. Visitors wore pictures of loved ones around their necks and tucked red roses and American flags into the engraved names on the bronze parapets surrounding the reflecting pools.
Many of us have lost loved ones to death by different means and this day, like every other day may be a reminder of our loss. But, rather than wallow in the sadness of our loss, we want you to rather channel your energy to reflecting on the fickleness of life and how we can make the best of every second we have. We have put together a number of quotes to motivate you, and everyone who has lost a loved one to death, to live your best life, no matter how hard it may feel.
- “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
- “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou
- “If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day…the here and now.” –Simone Elkeles
- “We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” Maya Angelou
- “Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” – Ida Scott Taylor McKinney
- “Instead of bracing yourself for the perils of the unknown, embrace the joy that is here, in your present moment.” – Michelle Cruz-Rosado
- “Any day above ground is a good day. Before you complain about anything, be thankful for your life and the things that are stoill going well.” – Germany Kent
Don’t forget that one of the best ways to deal with the loss of a loved one is to talk about it. We are here for you.