Ten years later, a school...a community...a nation continues to heal, forgive, and move forward. Moving forward doesn't mean to forget, but to use the memories to create a better future. Many survivors continue to tell the story, not to make money and not to focus on the loss but to share the perspective of the survivors. This is not to disrespect those who lost their lives ten years ago or the families who may continue to grieve.
We will never forget the ones we have lost and how they impacted our lives. But we often allow ourselves to die with them. What I want to offer to all those who are struggling to move forward. Maybe you have lost someone or maybe you are a survivor of a situation that should have taken your life. I offer this to you...healing is a process and in that process you must use the hurt and pain to help someone else. That may seem impossible, but it is necessary. The more we give, the more we heal.
And in that healing, we're able to see the goodness in life and be grateful for every moment. So if you want to heal, serve others and you will find a place of gratitude. You will look at your life with an attempt to properly describe your joy and you will say...it's....just good!