On Tuesday

On Monday we emailed jokes


On Tuesday we did not



On Monday we thought that we were secure


On Tuesday we learned better



On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes


On Tuesday we relearned who our heroes are



On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived


On Tuesday we gave money away to people we had never met



On Monday we exchanged heated words about prayer in schools


On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where someonewas not praying



On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room


On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids



On Monday people were upset that they had to wait 6 minutes in a fast fooddrive through line


On Tuesday people didn't care about waiting up to 6 hours to give blood forthe dying



On Monday we waved our flags signifying our cultural diversity


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On Tuesday we waved only the American flag



On Monday there were people trying to separate each other by race, sex,color and creed


On Tuesday they were all holding hands



On Monday we were men or women, black or white, old or young, rich or poor,gay or straight, of differing religions.


On Tuesday we were Americans



On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses


On Tuesday grief stricken they sang 'God Bless America'



On Monday the President was going to Florida to read to children


On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children



On Monday we had families


On Tuesday we had orphans



On Monday people went to work as usual


On Tuesday they died



On Monday we argued about posting the Ten Commandments in public placesOn Tuesday we all cried "Thou Shalt Not Kill!"It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we havetaken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked,hopefully will never be forgotten again.

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