My buddy’s birthday is today.
It is important that we honor those who lost their lives on this date, and remember that we choose what this day means.
Long before the terrorists were celebrating murdering thousands of innocent people, my buddy was celebrating his birthday.
5,000 years before the stain on humanity Adolf Hitler corrupted the swastika and made it a symbol of thuggery, it was a sacred symbol used throughout Eurasia.
The word swastika translates from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune” or “well-being,” a meaning that is still celebrated in Hinduism and other cultures.
When you walk on the beach the imprint you leave in the sand is over time washed away, until the next time you leave a new mark.
When you write your name you think, ‘this is who I am,’ yet every day you get to choose just what that name stands for.
The meaning we attach to things is entirely within our control.
Forget the terrorists. We choose what this day means.