Thursday, September 11, 2008

Amplify Love, Dissipate Hate

Back in 2002 while visiting Ground Zero in Manhattan, amid the many thousands of memorials draped over the fence, I came across some home-made stickers, which encouraged observers to:



AMPLIFY: to expand, to make larger or greater

DISSIPATE: to break up and drive off, to cause to spread thin or scatter and vanish

So, amplify love, indeed. To dissipate hate, a must.

Today, on the 7th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, let us take these simple four words and put them into practice. The sticker I took has been on my fridge since the day I got back from New York back in 2002, reminding me to amplify love and to dissipate hate. I hope these words inspire and comfort you today.

4 comments:

Pink Panther said...
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Kathleen said...
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Jeff S. said...

Kathleen,
I remember visiting Ground Zero with you and how powerful it was (seeing all of the home made messages). Your blog is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing and reminding me of this message!
Jeff

fatfighter said...

What a powerful message. I have been to Ground Zero before and will never forget all the pictures and beautiful words. That is awesome that you kept that. Thanks for sharing it on this anniversary.