Losing my husband on 9/11 has been an amazing journey. Everyone asks, “Aren’t you angry?” And I just look at them and say, “No…I’m not…” I knew forgiveness needed to happen in order for me to go on. Everyone wanted me to be enraged. So, I had to figure it out on my own.

It was something very simple. It came as a question, “who am I to judge what they believe?” They believed that what they were doing would get them to heaven, would give them honor in heaven. And they deeply believed that or they would not have done what they did. Killing certain people got them a better place. And once I completely understood that – really thought about that – then I could forgive them. And I don’t know why. But I’ve never had the depth of anger that a lot of people still have. It’s what keeps us in the war. That’s not a good part of our lives. I have difficulty with that.” ~ 45, USA

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