Do you remember where you were on 9-11? I was driving on the 101 Freeway from the valley, headed into Beverly Hills for work after staying at a friend's (I lived in Orange County & had to work early). I was horrified to hear & watch the horror unfold on live television. I called my son's nanny & had her pack up my son & bring him up to Los Angeles, because there were reports that a typical target would be the San Onofre nuclear plant. My logic was to get my family together, if I could. It was horrific & the only attack we have suffered on our mainland soil.... and by far the most devastating attack known to us in modern times. As this photo of the Eiffel Tower came up in my FB memories, another memory struck me from that day: The news stations showed the grief & horror around the world. People were balling & hysterical in other countries, over what had happened to the US. They immediately erected shrines & memorials honoring us. When they showed people in Paris, crying hysterically & so saddened by our tragedy, they mentioned the great relationship the US shared with France since before they gifted us with Lady Liberty in NYC. I was so touched. Fast forward to when I was in Paris in 2015, the Charlie Hebdo attacks had occurred that year (January). In November, just a couple of months later, the city-wide terrorist attacks occurred there. I was struck & horrified, yes, but I realize now I wasn't hysterical. I didn't erect a memorial for the countless innocent lives that were lost all in the name of hatred for anyone who is "not them." We have become desensitized. Prior to 9-11, terrorism was real & horrible, but it was largely relegated to the Middle East or other countries. It happened "over there." Now, it has become a regular, everyday threat. It is so very sad to think we will never again live happily without the threat that someone could come along who hates our people or our ideology so much, they want to kill us - LOTS of us. 🙏🏻🙏🏻How about this: Let's reflect on how we can make things better for 1 person each day... if everyone does that regularly, we can change the world 1 person at a time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻#neverforget911 ps) see this post on my other tagged accts!