let’s not forget …

to observe a moment of silence today, in honor of September 11th and those who died, and then think about this …

A Chinese general put it this way:
"If the world is to be brought to order, my nation must first be changed. If my nation is to be changed, my hometown must be made over. If my  hometown is to be reordered, my family must first be set right. If my family is to be regenerated, I myself must first be."
                                                            A. Purnell Bailey


  1. Thank you for the inspiring quote and remembrance of 9/11. Six years later but it seems like yesterday here in NYC. May the innocent souls lost that day rest in peace.
    I like this quote:
    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
    May we each do a kindness today to make the world a better place.

  2. LOVE this quote. LOVE IT.
    And love the new banner, too!

  3. True it all starts at home,
    hopefully this country change soon for the better and start taking care of its people first.

  4. Great quote and so fitting for 9/11. Many memories yesterday and is one of those days in our lifetime that we will never forget.

  5. The A. Purnell Bailey I know of wrote for “Daily Bread” and was a Methodist minister…..
    not a Chinese general.
    Love the quote, just got a little confused about the job description.

  6. That quote is actually an adaptation of paragraphs 4 and 5 of the introduction to “The Great Learning” by none other than Confucius himself. I love the parallel structure that brings it in, then takes it back out. An excellent quote to remind us that change starts inside each of us.
    There’s an English translation here

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