Turning to Good Deeds

By | September 10, 2022

[September 10, 2022]  Tomorrow is the 21st anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack on America.  As many of us prepare for the ceremonies, gather with friends, and think about where we were and what we did that day, I’m recycling an article I wrote two years ago.  It’s a good one, and there were many good comments.  The article is about turning to good deeds.

For your reading pleasure:

Slowly but steadily, there has been a movement in the United States that is turning the anniversary of the 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 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 a 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.



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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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

15 thoughts on “Turning to Good Deeds

  1. Roger Yellowmule

    Another wonderful article by Gen. Satterfield and I’m so happy he consistently takes a positive and gracious direction in all he does. The comments below attest to his goodness and an article like this one is right in line with his thinking as he takes on the many topics of making us better, stronger, more resilient people. Thanks Gen. Satterfield.

      1. Robo Cop II

        Pick a subject, and Gen. Satterfield is there with a cogent analysis and lessons to be learned. That is what senior leadership looks like. Not the sniveling, pandering, diaper wetting exercise we see of today’s political class.

      2. Billy Kenningston

        “U da man.” Great comment JT. I love it here. Gen. Satterfield is my guiding light for so many things about being better, being more than I could be, being someone who can take on the world and do the best ever.

  2. Liz at Home

    It’s SATURDAY…. loving each day of my life. This website (actually Gen. Satterfield) has helped me become a better person, not because I compare myself to others but I compare myself to who I was yesterday and each day I worked to be better.

  3. Bryan Z. Lee

    Tomorrow is the anniversary of 9-11. Don’t forget to talk with poeple about it and go to any ceremony locally to give your support.

    1. Lady Hawk

      Just another reason to keep coming back to this blog. Hey, almost forgot that I finally got Gen. Satterfield’s book. Started reading. Wow!

        1. Silly Man

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  4. Frontier Man

    An oldie but goodie! Thank you, Gen. Satterfield for your personal insights.

    1. Yusaf from Texas

      Long time reader and poster in this forum. Yes, I agree but one of his best.


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