Taking Nothing For Granted: What 9/11 Teaches Us (CFC Opinion)

I wasn’t going to post anything today, but I had to stop and acknowledge the significance of September 11th and what it means to me. 

As a native New Yorker, there is still a part of me that’s in disbelief that something as terrible as 9/11 could even have happened, how much less that it could have happened eleven years ago. My thoughts are with the many people who died in the attacks and their families.

We all spend a lot of time focusing on the things that we want to change in our lives.

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about ways to change your health journey through exercise and eating. But, especially given what day it is today, I just wanted to take a time-out to remind anyone who reads this blog to take nothing for granted.

Yes, there are parts of your life that you want to change. Your body might not be where you want it to be. You may be struggling to manage a disease like diabetes or to keep your cholesterol or blood pressure down. You might even just be trying to squeeze into some jeans. Days like today remind us that all the things we want to change are small in comparison to what we already have.

Appreciate your life today. Appreciate your loved ones. Strive to be better than yesterday but always appreciate today. -CFC

*** What has September 11th taught you? ***

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Photo Credit: Scholastic

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About ChicFitChef

My "deserted island" checklist: a BCBG dress, a healthy & diabetic-friendly meal and a few workout DVDs. ;-)
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2 Responses to Taking Nothing For Granted: What 9/11 Teaches Us (CFC Opinion)

  1. Susan Paige says:

    Live your life, and always remember to offer help to someone each day. Tomorrow is promised to none. –

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