I’m sure today was a day of reflection for most Americans. I know it was for me and it’s hard to believe that 10 years have flown by, however that day that will never be forgotten. It was the day we lost our innocence and it seemed like time stood still for days after that attack. That’s why we should embrace everyday of life with love and joy. It was beautiful how we came together as a nation helping those in need even though we were in pain. There is nothing we can’t achieve if we stand together. I know we are living in trying times financially and environmentally, but if we open our eyes and see how far we have come, stand together and embrace life with love and joy, we can conquer any evil that stands in our way. I’m grateful for all my loving wonderful friends, family, health, home, husband, animals and anything in life that brings out smiles of love and warmth.  Americans will stand as tall as those twin towers and continue to live life to the fullest. Here are a few of my favorite pictures taken this week from joyful moments in my life. I was reunited with two long time friends from my past that I hadn’t see in over a decade. Ronn made a new friend with the drummer Frankie Banali  from “Quiet Riot.” Frankie is also our neighbor and now engaged to a girlfriend of mine,  so I don’t think that’s a coincidence.  We look forward to making lots more memories to share.