9/11:  Turning to Good Deeds

By | September 11, 2019

[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.


Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article everyday on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

20 thoughts on “9/11:  Turning to Good Deeds

  1. Wilson Cox

    Today is another work day for me and my friends. But it is special in a way also. Just like that day eighteen years ago, it was just another work day. It was special because me and my friends are always looking for ways to make the world a better place. We begin with ourselves; we have a family, a job, friends, and many people around us. We work to help them be better and that is what makes the world a better place.

    1. Harry Donner

      Thank you Wilson. We make the world a better place one step at a time by helping those directly around us and NOT by being a social justice warrior.

  2. Lynn Pitts

    A welcoming article focusing on the ‘good’ versus the ‘evil’. Well done!

  3. Max Foster

    When we think of terrorism, we think of Islam. I’m sure that was not the intent but that is surely the result. If those who are devoted to Islam wanted to change this perception, they could. But there is little real leadership in the Muslim religion because they do not value the individual but the group. Just like Progressive liberals in the US.

    1. Yusaf from Texas

      Max you are spot-on with your analysis. I see no Muslim leader expressing their solidarity with the US or even acknowledging that those terror attacks 18 years ago were wrong morally. Nothing! And after all these years I’ve seen the religion in action and if I were Muslim, I would be ashamed at those who degraded my religion into a justification for evil.

      1. The Kid 1945

        Well said. Just like those who believe they are morally superior to us all, they think nothing of acknowledging evil when they see it. Just like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao, and the many Marxists of the 20th century; evil grows and we nurture it by our ignorance.

  4. Eric Coda

    Good links, Gen Satterfield. Thank you for what you are doing here to acknowledge the sacrifice made on this date. Those who would bring death and destruction to our home should be crushed into dust. Nothing else is rightful to be done.

  5. Army Captain

    Thank you. I too remember 9/11 and that was also the day I joined the US Army.

    1. Nick Lighthouse

      and we are happy you joined and to help protect us. like the police, fire, rescue, and other first responders. well done!

      1. Army Captain

        Thank all of you who have comment, but just to be clear, I am no hero or someone to thank. It is all those who have stepped forward to help fight evil in the world. And evil is ever-present in places we least may expect it.

  6. Albert Ayer

    Thank you for recognizing 9/11 and the many good folk who are doing their best to make this a better day.

    1. JT Patterson

      Yes! This is why I read this blog. Others may recognize 9-11 but only here will you find those who acknowledge the value we learn from it.

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