Today is a day of remembrance. Things you saw, where you were, what you said.

We owe it to ourselves and the people we lost to remember this day for more than the pain that was inflicted 10 years ago. It serves as a reminder of the importance and preciousness of each of our lives.

I offer you three thoughts, each one from my favorite show – Star Trek.

How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life. – Captain James Kirk

What we leave behind is as important as how we’ve lived. – Captain Jean Luc Picard

And finally, the words I live by. The ones I think are so important to who and what we are:

In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more…only one of each of us. -Dr. McCoy

It is so very important that we remember each day that we, each and every one of us, have the capability of creating a unique and lasting impression on the world. Each day you’re alive, you’re building a legacy.

Make it a great one.

(Header photo: Pacific Ocean)