LIME REALTY GROUP has thought long and hard today about what to write in this blog entry.  9/11 has become a national holiday of sorts.  But not in the traditional sense.  We don’t take the day off, barbecue or head to the lake.  Most of us approach this day with sadness and that ever more and more popular conversation topic, “Where were you when it happened?”

As I thought about what to say…  How to express the sadness I feel about this day and the frustration that terror acts continue to happen across the globe…  What do you say?  Try to console those who lost loved ones?  They’ve heard the words thousands of times now.  And is it fair to feel like I’ve lost something when I don’t know a single individual who was personally affected by this event?  

The reality is, we all lost something that day.  We lost fellow Americans, but we also lost a sense of security.  We lost confidence.  We lost faith.  And maybe we’re slowly getting it all back over time.  But that doesn’t diminish the fact our children are being born in a country where terrorism now occurs.

More than ever today, I looked around as I went for a drive today and thought to myself, “We are the fortunate few who live in this community.”  We may have troubles and problems, but so far, we’ve been safe and away from the major horrors occurring in the world around us.  Right now, our children get to grow up in a community we feel is safe. 

And that makes all the difference.

It’s a good day to honor those who lost their lives, to remember we have so much still to fight for and to count the blessings we have living in this amazing part of the world.

If you don’t live here, maybe it’s time you did.  Call Lime today and let us help you make your visit to St. George and Southern Utah a permanent stop.