Twenty years ago, I needed to write an email to let my family and friends know that I had safely returned from New York City the night before. It was a trip that changed everything. It was this message that led to a new heartbeat in Hong Kong just a few short weeks later.
Listen to your own heartbeat.
Serving Hong Kong since 2001 … naturally
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato
The Original Email
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 12:03 pm
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: I am home
I flew in from New York City last night.
I have never felt so lucky to be home.
Join me in prayers for patience and understanding
as we all recover from the shock of this tragedy.
Join me in celebration of the power of community as we witness the spirit of the people coming together to help each other in recovery.
Join me in prayers for compassion and strength of the human heart.
Join me in prayers for understanding in our world community in the coming days as our leaders try to make sense of why this has happened.
Join me in prayers to move forward in love not fear or anger.
Join me in prayers that the world will see this opportunity
to come together to support peace in a spirit of cooperation.
Join me in prayers of understanding for those who see terrorism as a solution.
Join me in celebration of the strength of humanity shown in
acts of heroism on the streets of America and around the world.
Join me in prayers of gratitude for all that I have and help me to see ways that I can share what I have where it is needed.
Join people everywhere in our belief in tomorrow as we choose to see this as a reminder of how fragile our life is on this planet we all call home.
Join me as I light a candle for friends and family everywhere
to help us to help each other heal from this tragic awakening.