I thought the title for this post was self explanatory for most people but yet there are actually people who don’t know what it means. There really is a generation already who hadn’t been born yet on this tragic day, 13 years ago already. Man I feel old if I think of that.
For the people who, for whatever reason, don’t know what is meant with 9/11, a short explanation; On the morning of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks where carried out with commercial airliners in the United States. These aircrafts where flying on their normal schedules but where hijacked after which two of them flew into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York. Another one flew into the Pentagon near Washington and the fourth plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3000 people were killed that day. You can read more here.
Well here we go. To be honest I already deleted and rewrote the beginning of this post about 50 times, and every time I have this notion that it’s just not good enough. There is this one thing missing that I wanted to start with but I can’t honestly say what exactly that “thing” is.
Because well, how do you say something like this? Saying it really isn’t that hard, I do it regularly. But it seems a lot easier that writing it. Because when I say it, I see the responses to it immediately.
Facial expressions and body language say much more than words spoken in response, and with that I also know how people honestly feel about it. And believe me, those responses can be very different, as what people say and what they show can be very far apart. Without them noticing it.
I have become pretty good at reading the real responses of people throughout the years. I have had both positive and very negative responses, but I can deal with it and I have no issues telling people what I’m about to write down.
One of the things I truly believe in is doing good for others. One of those ways is by supporting charities. Whether it’s by donating money, or taking action and giving your time to do something that raises awareness and/or money for certain charities it makes a difference. So with that, I will always support my friends who take the time and make the effort to do something good.
One of those friends is Maayan. Me and her go way back and have been friends for more than 10 years (yes it has really been that long already!). This Sunday, April 13, she is running the London Marathon. A very amazing thing to do by itself but she’s not just running it, she’s trying to raise money for a UK charity called The Prince’s Trust.
In my previous post I already wrote about using less plastic cups by taking your own mug into the office if you’re (like me) a tea or coffee lover. But how do you do that when you regularly get your cup of joe or hot tea at a coffee bar? Usually you get a disposable cup when you get a take-away drink, very often with a plastic lid, so you can get on your way with a good cup of coffee in your hands. Delicious, but not very environmentally friendly of course.
Luckily there is a solution for that these days. Well probably more than one but I really want to share my experiences with this cup with all of you; KeepCup.
More and more I hear around me that small things don’t have any effect. “Why would I, it doesn’t change anything” is something that’s being said a lot. I don’t agree! If we don’t do anything, nothing will ever change. Standing still is going backwards, or something like that.