9/11 Challenge

I’ve watched for the past week and in recent days, the interviews of children, spouses, and families that were traumatized from 9/11. It’s been 20 years later and they still have vivid memories and painful ones. They still have bad days when grief comes at the most unexpected time. As an empath, I can hardly watch it. I can just feel the pain through the screen. This is the perfect picture of grief and trauma. Trauma will make you remember the most vivid memories, every detail, down to the smell. It will make you have flashbacks and build your life moving forward on those excruciating feelings. Although many of us have not experienced anything like 9/11, the trauma, the grief is still the same. Our stuff is our stuff and it’s just as real to us as it is to every single person 9/11 impacted. You can’t measure or compare emotional pain. If we know or met someone that was there that day 20 years ago, I’m sure we’d treat them with kindness, love, maybe buy their coffee or lunch. That’s how we should be treating everyone because everyone has some level of grief and pain and trauma in their life. Remember “love your neighbor as you would love yourself.” We should also be loving ourselves the same way. Treat yourself, you’ve been through enough with your stuff. Give yourself the greatest gift of all LOVE ❤️

In honor of 9/11 today, let’s challenge ourselves and be kind to everyone you meet. Imagine they were there that day. Buy someone something. Do your love language. Show mercy, compassion, and patience. Make it go viral! #911challenge

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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