September 11th 2001, a day that everyone can remember where they were and what they were doing. I was in my trailer on set of the TV Series Stargate. I was waiting for my Mom who was going to look after my baby girl while I did my part on the show. When my Mom arrived she told me that a plane hit the World Trade Center. I thought she meant a little Cessna plane. She explained what she heard on the radio and we immediately went into the studio where the entire cast and crew stood silently gawking at the television. Not one person could speak, we just stood and watched. And then it happened, the second plane crashed into tower two right before our eyes, live. The room was full of disbelief. The only historical moment that even came close to this was the Kennedy assassination.
Whether or not your fears are large or small you can face them by changing how you think when the fear starts to surface. When you stay in the moment you are able to deal with what is right in front of you. Just as all the Brave Men and Women of 911 did on that frightening day 8 years ago. You can never prepare yourself for a ‘Sept 11 th’ but you can celebrate the lives of those who had fear on that day and faced it head on to help complete strangers.
I decided right then I needed to be close to my family and living my life with no regret. It put life in perspective for many of us. We walked around after that day never really knowing when or if it would ever happen again. Fear was in the mind of many. Fear is hard to overcome, unless you are really willing to face it head on. How do you even begin to face a fear so large? You start small. You move forward in life and celebrate the moments you are proud of. You celebrate the people you are proud of. You celebrate each and every moment that your life has to offer.
Today I will reflect back on the day that changed the way I live my life and I hope you will too. I will celebrate and remember the Brave Heroes who were there helping others and while doing that they lost their lives.