Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Burton Pines, iChristopher LaPrath, iBrainard Braimah, iBryon Smith, iPeter Oszmann, iGwendolyn Moore, iOdin Roark, i

  Home > Inspirational > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynne Nivens

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 84 Titles
· 84 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Nov, 2007

Karen Lynne Nivens, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

   Recent articles by
Karen Lynne Nivens

Thought of the day - BP Alaska Prudhoe Bay and Gulf
Revised: A Memo from Mother Nature:
A Letter From Santa Claus revised
Thought of the day - political generalizations
Thought of the Day 3/12/10 (a day behind) personality test
Thought of the day - stand up for what you believe in
Random thought of the day from a past vacation part abroad & part as home
Thought for the day after: a warning before a 1st pedicure
Thought of the night, walking through walls
Thought of the Day - Help or Hindrance (expanded)
Thought of the Day 3-19-2014; Help or Hindrance - Short Version
           >> View all

September Eleventh
By Karen Lynne Nivens   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2011

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan

Thoughts on this Day of Remembrance

To start, my condolences go out to all the September Eleventh victims and their families.  Sadly, many of those victims survived the attack but still suffer physically as well as emotionally.  I know all the families still suffer.  I cannot begin to understand the toll on the families of these victims.

I read about a request for articles to post online about how 9/11 changed you.  I am going to post my answer to that question here but first a few memories.  I did not lose a family member or friend in the attacks but recall vividly how a co-worker did not hear anything from his mother for days after she rushed him off the phone because she had to evacuate from a small building between the Twin Towers.  But he did hear from her.  A suite mate of my daughter, a college freshman, did not hear for hours about the safety of her father who worked in the Pentagon.  But she did hear from him.  My daughter moved to NYC to work for two years after she graduated college where a wonderful woman became a second mother to her.  This woman still suffers from the debilitating lung problems she has as a result of being in the area of ground zero on that tragic day. 

Another great memory is from my daughter's worry about a friend on campus.  His safety was in question for a while because he looked like he could be Muslim.  The combination of this with the actual attacks is what changed me.  I try harder now to live my life not prejudging others.

I have always tried not to prejudge anyone but more so since 9/11 than ever before.  You cannot live consumed with hate especially if it is fueled with fear.  This is what I have learned because this is terror and living in terror very often can turn you into the terrorist.  We have to watch and pay close attention to our surroundings and be prepared but not live in hate and fear.





Reader Reviews for "September Eleventh"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by J Howard 12/7/2011
your story moved i know how the "not knowing" takes an enromous toll on our being. thank you for remarking on this affects American Muslims or those who simply look Arabic.

Books by
Karen Lynne Nivens

Benjamin P. Blizzard: Welcome To Christmastown

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Benjamin P. Blizzard: Welcome To Christmastown

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Benjamin P. Blizzard: Welcome to Christmastown; 1st print edition Holiday

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Benjamin P. Blizzard: Welcome to Christmastown; 1st print edition Children

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

A Christmas Awakening by Bettye Johnson

When a mysterious woman named Virginia meets a disenchanted woman who hates the Christmas season, magic happens. The reader will be rekindled with a new understanding of Christmas ..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Where Christ is forbidden by Barie Fez-Barringten

20 years as tentmakers in Saudi Arabia testifying and witnessing in a place where Jesus but not Jesus Christ is permitted. This extraordinary experience urged us to write and publi..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.