Most of us remember exactly where we were when we heard the news about the events of September 11th, 2001. We’ve made it another trip around the sun, and here we are again – 9/11.
Dates make an impact on our emotions. Some dates are happy; some are tragic. Our bodies create hormones in response to what we think of. When we think happy thoughts, our bodies secrete hormones that build up our bodies. When we cry and stress and worry and feel anger, our bodies secrete hormones that can break down our health.
Stress is a natural part of life and we NEED stress… in the short term. We need to then get it out of our bodies. I’ve previously written about how to deal with stress.
Suppressing our memories doesn’t help us to rid ourselves of stress on this event or any other anniversary of tragic loss. We need to deal with it. Whether it’s talking to a friend, seeing a therapist, praying or meditating, we need to feel the emotions and then move on in a positive way. I pray that as we ponder the events of 9/11 and what has happened since then, we are reminded that we need each other, and together in a supporting community we can survive.