The people in Paris were incredibly friendly and helpful. I gave one french employee a hug. Her kindness and generosity touched me. It also saved me from a very scary proposition. I will never treat a lost, panicked tourist the same. I’ll treat them much better.
When you really stop and think about what this day stands for, what sacrifices have been made, and the delicate balance the future holds for it, you could almost drop to your knees and thank God there are people who put their lives on the line every single day to protect what is such a blessing.
We are indeed blessed beyond measure. Today is an official reminder of that.