Every year on September 11th I write a blog entry about the World Trade Center attacks.
A guy I love more than life itself was a first responder.
He was a New York City firefighter who rushed into those burning buildings to save people.
This guy and others who lived now have PTSD because of their involvement.
I’ve written in this blog recently about trauma.
In effect a person can have PTSD even if they haven’t served in a war.
Any traumatic event can bring on an ongoing hard time after it happens.
Each of us living on earth needs to “get with the program” as the expression goes.
Hate, violence, killing, racism, and any other kind of bigotry or senseless judging has to STOP.
I abandoned organized religion for good after September 11, 2001.
Being told that it’s OK to kill in the name of God–that it’s OK to hate and judge in the name of God–that’s it’s OK to view a woman’s role in life solely as a breeder–is NOT right.
I’m not attracted to women romantically. I’ve only ever had the hots for guys. Yet when the Supreme Court legalized marriage for every couple living in America regardless of sexual preference I only cheered this and was proud to be American.
I don’t have the inclination, temperament, or desire to sit around judging people.
I do align as a Christian though I’m no fan of organized religion.
God gave everyone living on earth this time around a divine purpose for being here.
Finding out your life’s purpose and going and doing that will make all the difference in having a healthy, happy, and prosperous recovery.
My purpose is not to judge anyone else. My purpose is not to tell people what they should do.
My goal is to use my experience living in recovery to help uplift and inspire others to dream of having a better life.
Today more than ever having a full and robust life is possible.
Won’t you join me in stomping out the hate and stigma?