Hear today’s Warm and Fuzzy here! 091113 Divine Intervention
Many things have been said and written about that day, September 11.2001. And I have read many inspiring stories about
that day. Do you remember where you were? What were you doing when you heard the news? It’s as if time stopped and we
all stood together in collective horror and disbelief. This day does not ever pass without touching my heart in ways
I can’t even begin to put words to.
In my efforts to focus on something positive for the day, I found the following story many years ago. I have read it
most every September 11th ever since. I hope it will serve as a reminder for all of us that divine intervention is
always at work. I don’t understand the “why” of the September 11th tragedies, I only know that as a nation when we
stand united-we stand with a resilience and a strength unmatched on this earth. And I for one, am grateful and proud
to be an American. Here’s today’s Warm and Fuzzy…
As you might know, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten. Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts. One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time. One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident. One of them missed his bus. One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change. One’s car wouldn’t start. One went back to answer the telephone. One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have. One couldn’t get a taxi. The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today .Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone… all the little things that annoy me. I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment. Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can’t seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don’t get mad or frustrated; God is at work watching over you.
Recognizing the first alert responders and ordinary heroes that did extraordinary things that day and remembering those who lost their lives.