Today is September 11th. Like many of you, I remember exactly where I was and how I felt the minute I saw the plane fly into the towers.

That sort of thing sticks with you for the rest of your life.

I know it has for me, and painfully, more-so for others.

In a blink of an eye, the world changed forever.

As we know, the world changed again this year in more ways than one.

Not a single American has been unaffected by COVID or the state of affairs, and like 9/11, some have been much more affected than others.

This has been a tough year.
It still is.


Through it all, I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to be able to spend my days with incredible people in my life.

I recognize that this thing called life is a lottery ticket. It’s an opportunity that’s been stolen from many.
I plan to make the most of those opportunities….for me and for them.

#NeverForget is something we’ll all see on social media and it is true, we should never forget what happened that day.

But we should each take a moment to #NeverForget the opportunities we have and the position we are in. We are all, relatively speaking, very blessed and fortunate.

So in those moments of pain, despair, regret, frustration, sadness or anxiety, just never forget that you will get through it and come out stronger on the other side.

This year is far from over, but I’m the most excited and hopeful I’ve been in a while, despite the state of the world.