[September 11, 2019] Slowly but steadily, there has been a movement in the United States that is turning the anniversary of deadly terror attacks on September 11, 2001, into a day of volunteering and doing good deeds. It’s a way to pay tribute to those who died that day and to those who rushed to help … by doing good. I say, go get ‘em.
Doing good things for others is the core of being a person and also the epitome of great leadership. From the 18-year-old born on 9/11/2001 (who started a non-profit to help the needy) to those who lost loved ones in the tragedies that day; many honest, hard-working folks have come forward to make a positive impact on their communities..
Today is being celebrated more than ever as a day of charity and good deeds. For those who remember that terrible day, we all saw how people all across the nation came together. It was a time of remarkable spirit, unity, and togetherness. We could see it with our own eyes. Wherever we went, people were there giving a helping hand. Today’s movement is an effort to regain that time where we become one as a nation.
Some could not help; some wanted to help more. Today the movement is telling us, now is your time. Leadership is about overcoming adversity and setting people on a clear path that benefits both that person and that person’s community. And, those who are most positive in their lives are helping steer the world in a better direction. Even small good deed helps.
Below in the footnotes section, I listed a few stories about those who are advancing the idea that good deeds overcome evil. Thanks for reading my blog today. Now, get out there and do a good deed or two or three.